Liquidambar: plant this tree

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
There are many reasons you should grow Liquidambar styraciflua (sorry if I'm sounding a bit bossy)... Continue reading...
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Acers in pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
You can't beat the autumn colour of acers, especially Japanese maples. Their bright, burning colours defy the cooling temperatures that have put a chill in the air over recent weeks. Continue reading...
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Frost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I was starting to wonder if we would get a frost this October. The weather's been so meek and mild of late, with winter looking a far way off. Continue reading...
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Plants for winter colour

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I really love potting up plants, especially in late-autumn and winter when any dash of colour is welcome in the garden. Continue reading...
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No angels on Peckham Rye

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Sunday afternoon is scooter time for me and three-year-old. So off we go down to Peckham Rye, careering into wheelie bins and unwary pedestrians as we go. Continue reading...
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To chop or not to chop?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Do you have an autumn clear-up in your garden? Do you cut down all your herbaceous stuff so that everything is tidy for the winter or do you leave everything until the new year? Continue reading...
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Nerine

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I don't want to be accused of neglect, but nerine really does like to be left undisturbed in the same pot for many years to get really pot bound... Continue reading...
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Drying onions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've been drying out onions to prepare them for storage. This batch was lifted - from sodden beds - during the non-stop rains of late July, then spread in a single layer on crates and mushroom boxes in the shed. Continue reading...
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Leafcutter bees

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
I always get a real thrill when I find the telltale marks of the leafcutter bee on the leaves of my roses and wisteria. Continue reading...
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A jay in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Monday morning and a jay visited the kitchen window. I always think these are incredibly handsome birds... Continue reading...
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