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Christmas list: gardening gifts

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It is December (already) and Christmas is lurking around the corner like a tinsel clad, benevolent bogeyman, dripping with cranberry sauce and liqueur chocolates. Continue reading...
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Honesty seed-pods

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Honesty is well worth a place in any garden - I'd recommend adding it to your seed order right away. Continue reading...
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Wet soil

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We currently seem to be getting all possible November weather in one fell swoop. It's an ever-changing merry-go-round of rain, wind, sunshine and frost... Continue reading...
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Liquidambar 'Lane Roberts'

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
My partner found the corpse. Snapped at the base in recent winds, still, hauntingly dressed in its stunning foliage... Continue reading...
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In praise of woodlice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm always slightly perplexed when I hear someone talking about woodlice as if they were garden pests. My garden is full of the critters, but I've never even had need to raise my voice at them. Continue reading...
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Plant hunters

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
...there's something about plants that makes people bubble and froth with excitement. This can be lost on a great deal of the population who can't understand what all the fuss is about... Continue reading...
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Ferns in pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
When the first hard frost struck in my garden at the end of October, it was the kiss of death for so much of the long-lasting summer colour... Continue reading...
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Composting waste

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm considering collecting all my tea bags and potato peelings at home to put on the heap - I could easily add a fetching little compost crock to my Christmas list! Continue reading...
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Writing with daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Allotments
I have a deep passion for spring bulbs. They're not the poshest of flowers, but I couldn't bear to live without them - especially daffodils. Continue reading...
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Ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
A bit of garden clearance in the rain is always therapeutic. Working off a good lunch and feeling the drip of water down my neck, I feel my endeavours are all the more noble. Continue reading...
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