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Liz Jensen appreciates the hard graft of imported blooms as they bed down for a new life in alien soil

The evidence: The massage therapist's work station

Carrie Tuke is a therapeutic and shiatsu masseuse and teaches yoga at London's Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine

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I've tried barefoot waterskiing, mountain bikes, rock climbing, karate and wakeboarding. I've scuba dived, flown a plane and even thrown myself off various contraptions - all in pursuit of the perfect adrenalin rush.

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