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Gardening clothes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Does it matter what one wears for gardening? Obviously most people look for warmth in winter, cool in summer and comfort all year; elegance is not much of a consideration. Continue reading...
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Chitting potatoes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
If you ask me, there's very little that beats home-grown potatoes from the plot. They're so easy to grow... and produce an abundance of lovely spuds throughout the season. Continue reading...
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Growing garlic in a clay soil

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I'm passionate about growing garlic. I successfully grow lots of garlic at home, despite the fact that I garden on a very heavy, clay soil. Continue reading...
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Fish out of water

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Saturday... my older daughter looked down from her bowl of coco-pops and rice-crispies and exclaimed that there was a fish on the floor. Continue reading...
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Free range chickens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
If you have been struck by the sad plight of the battery hen recently then remember one important fact: chickens are rubbish gardeners. Continue reading...
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My garden shed

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
As a gardener my shed is entirely functional... no stove, no bookshelf, no biscuits, just the tools of the trade. Continue reading...
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Compost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We're having a grim January, with rain, rain and more rain and the plot is something of a quagmire. Continue reading...
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Gardening in the rain

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
It's my garden and I'll whinge if I want to, whinge if I want to... Continue reading...
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Weevils

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It boggles my mind to consider how many millions of tonnes of horticultural material must be shipped around the globe each year. And with the plants and soil come the insects. Continue reading...
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Apple trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
All the decent apples that we grow for fruit today come from grafted stock because apple trees grown from seeds will, almost always, taste sour enough to scour the enamel from your teeth. Continue reading...
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