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Gardening at the end of the world

In an age where bad news streams constantly into our phones, the simple, rhythmic joy of gardening offers an escape. Is it any surprise millennials are returning to it?

When the world feels hopeless, the garden offers a sense of stability. Photo: Prospect composite

I resent writing this article very deeply, just now, because I’m mainly thinking about the dipladenia. I think I could twine her more precisely round the railings. I worry that she’s growing too wild and unkempt in my care. I want to be outside, making things work, and instead I’m inside writing what my generation unironically calls “content”.

I am not content at my computer. I’m many things, but content is not one of them:…

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