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Swifts
I spent most of the last week in Venice... What struck me the most was that the whole place was teeming with screaming swifts.
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Fruit trees in spring
This time of year makes my heart sing. The days are longer and brighter, and filled with sounds that glorify my garden.
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Performance plants
Every garden needs plants that really perform, and this is particularly important in small gardens where each plant must earn its place.

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Wild garlic
If you go down to the woods today, you might notice a rather distinct oniony smell among the unfurling leaves and the bluebells.
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Growing red onion squash
I have just sown seeds of squash 'Potimarron', or red onion squash. It's one of the best varieties for roasting and baking.
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A new allotment
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it.