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Rosemary leaf beetle

By Richard Jones in Grow & eat
22 May 2012 at 09:18
The rosemary beetle is so deliciously beautiful, how could it possibly be considered a garden pest? Continue reading...
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Growing aquilegias

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
21 May 2012 at 10:33
Aquilegias are among my favourite plants, mainly because they are so ridiculously easy to grow. Continue reading...
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Planting out tomatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
18 May 2012 at 10:12
For weeks now, my tomatoes, peppers and aubergines have been sitting indoors waiting to be planted out... Continue reading...
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Final preparations for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
17 May 2012 at 11:34
As I write this, it is Monday, the 13th day of the build of my 2012 Chelsea garden. Has it been going well? No, it hasn’t. Continue reading...
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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
16 May 2012 at 15:16
Our latest home-grown spears are all kinked, due to slugs. But I know they’ll taste far, far better than bought asparagus [...] Continue reading...
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Dealing with lily beetle

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
14 May 2012 at 12:37
Catching lily beetles can be tricky, as they hide or drop off onto the ground at the slightest touch [...] Continue reading...
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Self-seeding plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
11 May 2012 at 15:10
One of my favourite things about gardening is the element of surprise. You can design and plan a garden to the finest detail, but you have no control over what will land in your plot. Continue reading...
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Domes of holly

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
10 May 2012 at 10:27
It would have been much easier to find yew or box, but I wanted to stick to this little-leafed holly as, with box blight ravaging our formal gardens, it represents our gardening future. Continue reading...
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Wasps and cuckoo bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 May 2012 at 17:39
[...] as soon as the sun leaks through the cloud, I latch onto any movement in the garden. I’m relieved that, today, it’s wasps and bees. Continue reading...
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Apple blossom

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
08 May 2012 at 16:04
I have been much entertained recently by apple blossom. It seems to be one of the few cheerful things among this world of grey mizzle and universal dreariness [...] Continue reading...
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