Being close to nature does cast a spell on you and turns your life into a magical tale that centers around an enchanted garden. One such story is of Hina Jaffar Rizvi that will surely leave you spellbound. ‘’ When I first came to England, after getting married six years back, I started gardening mostly because it was what everyone here seemed to be doing’’ shares Hina. ‘’ We had two small gardens at home.  I started doing the basic garden

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Back in 2014, I was visiting Iraq and saw a mystical olive tree growing in Karbala and wished I could take one back to Karachi. Our hotel manager, Hummam, was the only local who could speak and understand English. Hummam was a third year student at a university in Mosul and one of the lucky residents who managed to escape from there when ISIS took over. I asked this kid to guide me to nurseries where I can get olive tree from.

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Picking up golden colored vegetables from the garden feels like harvesting my very own sunshine. Happiness, joy, cheerfulness and brightness fills my heart when I see the color yellow in my garden. Its warmth can turn any dull moment in to a vibrant one. Although, nature produces a diverse range of food for us but, unfortunately, we are familiar with so little. This month I am harvesting loads of home-grown organic vegetables and herbs and I started noticing that my own small rooftop

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