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Sudbury: Devine garden wins Sarah top award in Sudbury in Bloom

A green-fingered Sudbury woman with a passion for plants has been awarded the top prize in this year’s Sudbury in Bloom competition.

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Farmer Steven Harrison has been working with the RSPB on a wild-life friendly area at Hockwold. Picture: Ian Burt

Blooming success of farm conservation work in The Brecks

They are like the fields your grandparents would remember.

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The Greener Growth gardening project at Hollesley Bay prison.
Jo Metcalfe who runs the project.

Hollesley Bay: Inside the walls of the prison garden - a haven for inmates

Gardening with a difference, this week, as Steven Russell visits a Suffolk prison where the power of nature is proving to be a force for good.

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Willow Cottage garden feature. Left to right, Kevin Boardley and John Ward.

Gallery: The garden Willow Cottage in Wlasham le Willows may have lost its name-sake but it has so much more to offer including a camomile lawn and peony fans

For many plant-lovers, August bank holiday means Walsham le Willows and its open gardens. Steven Russell enjoys an early visit to Willow Cottage… and finds out why the willow is no longer

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King of his castle. Mug of tea or coffee, seat under the pergola - in front of the pond. What could be better?

Felixstowe: Retired Suffolk detective Tony Allen just can’t stop gardening

He’s just recorded his first hole-in-one on the golf course and his ‘small but busy’ garden is looking a picture. No wonder Tony Allen’s pretty chipper. Steven Russell meets the retired Suffolk detective.

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Elspeth Dutton on her allotment with some of her produce at the Bluebell Allotments. Picture: Denise Bradley

Three Norfolk gardeners explain their for love for horticulture ahead of National Allotments Week

An allotment isn’t just for National Allotments Week (August 4 to 10), it’s for life. Slash your grocery bills, your food miles and your stress levels by joining the green-fingered allotment holders on their plots. STACIA BRIGGS speaks to three keen gardeners about why they love their allotments.

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The garden of Jim and Sarah Swinley, Reydon Grove House, Reydon

Gallery: Southwold garden is product of 30 years of love, commitment and beauty

We’ll have to hurry if we want to enjoy the Swinleys’ garden near Southwold, for when the end of the season approaches – and it will probably be our very, very last chance. Steven Russell finds out why.

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Anglia in Bloom Judges arrive in Halesworth to judge the Towns entry.  Anntte Dunning and Tamsyn Imison with Anglia in Bloom Judges Brian Thornton and Bill Boardman.

Halesworth: Town hoping for gold from Bloom judges

The sun was shining and the rain stayed away as Anglia in Bloom judges visited Halesworth.

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Scenes from Clive and Virginia's garden in Elmswell.

Gallery: Elmswell open gardens takes place tomorrow - which will you visit?

Seventeen gardens of various types and sizes open in Elmswell tomorrow. Steven Russell enjoyed a sneak preview of one – and heard how it once hosted Christmas celebrations in summer, complete with carols, crackers and even snow

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Anglia in Bloom judges in Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Jeff Addison (Greene King), Sue Hacon (judge), Anna Cartwight (St Edmundsbury School), Bob Ollier (judge).

Bury St Edmunds: Flower power put under the microscope by judges

The organiser of Bury in Bloom has said she was proud of everyone involved as the town was judged for a regional award.

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