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Television July 05, 2014
Politics is fertile territory for the small screen, but it has always been the sharp comedies that reveal the truth of the dark arts.
Gardening May 31, 2014
Dirty deeds of soil health
Improving the quality of your soil is a time-consuming labour of love, and compost is a rotten way to go about it.
Gardening June 28, 2014
Coming up roses
Seeking rich, colourful reward for little toil? An old-school thorny friend sets the standard.
Gardening May 10, 2014
Propagate and prosper
It may not be sexy, but nothing beats the satisfaction – or the economy – of growing plants from scratch.
Television May 03, 2014
The past imperfect
Mad Men’s glimpses into another era make us just as uneasy about our present.
Gardening April 19, 2014
Despite the regal appearance of spring flowering bulbs, their simple cultivation makes them a common pleasure.
Television March 29, 2014
National Geographic Channel’s Cosmos a win for learning
When a man known for vulgar humour combines with a beautiful mind, the resulting TV is no joke.