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Flowering in time for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
05 April 2012 at 09:50
At the nursery, Hortus Loci in Hampshire, the staff will be spending the next few weeks moving plants [...] to try to speed up and slow down flowering. Continue reading...
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Overwintering pests and diseases

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 April 2012 at 15:56
At this time of year, I am buzzing with excitement, watching buds that are bursting at the seams, full of energy and potential. Continue reading...
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Grow something different

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
02 April 2012 at 09:52
The joys of gardening include trying new plants and exploring novel growing techniques. Fortunately this year I've plenty of new projects to keep me busy. Continue reading...
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Ladybird pupae

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
29 March 2012 at 18:25
Last summer I developed a bit of an obsession with the ladybird lifecycle. I collected the pupae of harlequin ladybirds, put each one in a jam jar and waited to see what emerged... Continue reading...
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Chaos and serendipity

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
28 March 2012 at 14:40
I’ve always tried to make my Chelsea gardens as realistic as possible [...] This year, as ever, the pursuit of reality is presenting me with something of a quandary. Continue reading...
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Water skaters

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
27 March 2012 at 10:54
In the bright warm sunshine, there is a lot of love-making going on in my pond. Continue reading...
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Primroses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
26 March 2012 at 11:50
The primroses are flowering. Not the generally ghastly multi-coloured garden centre apologies for primroses, but the real things. Continue reading...
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Coping with drought in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
23 March 2012 at 16:09
Yesterday was World Water Day, so to celebrate I spent most of the day worrying about the drought. Continue reading...
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Choosing plants for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
22 March 2012 at 16:40
It’s amazing how important harmony is in a garden, and at Chelsea it’s even more vital than usual. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
21 March 2012 at 11:33
There’s nothing quite like home-grown lettuce to make a lunchtime sandwich into something special. Continue reading...
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