Gardening with Alan Gray and Will Giles

Hettie and Chloe, both seven, of Ickworth Park Primary School

Video: Ickworth Park Primary School pupils praised for their winning garden design at Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Show this year expanded on its already extensive possibilities for educating children on the importance of agriculture and horticulture.

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Getting the message across! John Kirby and Joe Barrett by their pond - with a board advertising the open gardens day

Need to downsize? Boxford duo show how it can be a delight to take on a smaller garden

Downsizing doesn’t mean having to accept second-best in the garden. Steven Russell discovers the hints of Italy and Cornwall behind a Suffolk village... and, by the by, hears how an ex-SAS action man-turned-author came to live in the county

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Handstanding

Monstrous or magical? Seen any of these? And do you love them or loathe them?

From a man turning cartwheels to stainless steel women flying in formation like half a dozen Supergirls, amazing ‘public’ art is all around us.

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Matt Hughes is making a show garden at this year's Sandringham Flower Show. Picture: Ian Burt

Sandringham Flower Show helps Norwich garden designer change career

Sandringham Flower Show officials have sponsored a gardener who hopes to make a career change from IT to becoming a full-time designer.

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Fiona Edmond at Green Island. She says of her battle with ME 'I sometimes think these things happen for a reason. Ive come out of it a much better person. I was so selfish and wound up in my own golf'

Acres of garden proved the perfect therapy for Fiona Edmond after she was struck down with ME

It was about 20 years ago that things started going wrong. Until then, life for Fiona Edmond had seemed just about perfect, writes Steven Russell.

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Samantha Gay (Suffolk Wildlife Trust) is pictured with the bluebells in flower at Arger Fen, Assington.

Bluebells transform Arger Fen’s ancient woodland

Now is the time to see ancient woodland at the Arger Fen reserve near Assington amassed with bluebells.

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Ancient woodland, timeless and pretty

See this stunning bluebell wood at Peppers Farm, Sible Hedingham, near Halstead, Essex – open on Sunday under the National Gardens Scheme

Steven Russell has his spirits lifted by a stunning bluebell wood – and discovers why Pam Turtle was wearing a Cub Scout uniform when she first saw her new home to be...

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Woodbridge mayor Geoff Holdcroft unveiled a Poppy Plaque at Woodbridge Library commemorating WWI, including three of the Tower of London poppies presented to the town by Woodbridge in Bloom. L-R Kellie Dimmock, Julian Royle, Henning Sieverts, Tony Mather (designer of the plaque), Geoff and Yvonne Holdcroft, Cllr Lady Caroline Blois, Barbara Dann.

Permanent record of Remembrance unveiled at Woodbridge Library

A poignant reminder of the sacrifice made by soldiers during the First World War has been unveiled in Suffolk.

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Grumpy Old Women Fifty Shades of Beige - Kate Robbins, Jenny Eclair, Susie Blake

Grumpy old woman, not in real-life says Suzie Blake

Grumpy Old Women actress Susie Blake isn’t a natural grump, although she enjoys being one in new show Fifty Shades of Beige. So what’s her secret for a calm life? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage found out.

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The River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle in Bury St Edmunds is given a tidy up.

Volunteers give ‘river of flowers’ at junction in Bury St Edmunds a spring tidy-up

Green-fingered volunteers have been at work at the Tollgate triangle junction in Bury St Edmunds to ensure the ‘river of flowers’ is as vibrant as ever this year.

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