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Growing Russian vine

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Many years ago when I was a landscaper in London, I had a regular client who had a tiny garden in Wandsworth. Continue reading...
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Building a green roof

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
18 November 2011 at 15:00
Since I bought my shed, I've been itching to put a green roof on it, but I've always been put off by how difficult the task looks. Continue reading...
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Pressing apples

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've been given an apple press, and am juicing this year's bumper crop of fruit. The kids and I are pushing barrows of apples, from our mini orchard to the kitchen. Continue reading...
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Growing onions: seeds versus sets

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
If you grow your own onions then one choice you have is whether to raise your crop from seed or from onion sets. Continue reading...
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Unseasonal weather

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
In just 12 months my garden has experienced heavy snow, a spring heatwave followed by a drab, damp summer, then a second heatwave in autumn. Continue reading...
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Coal tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] with perfect timing, announced by a series of metallic 'tsit tsit tsit' notes, a small gang of titmice comes bobbing over the hedges. Continue reading...
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Garden photography

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] my photography collection is about as disorganised as an over-stuffed drawer that has been turned upside-down. So what should I do? Continue reading...
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How wildlife friendly is your garden?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
You might see your garden as an isolated entity, but the local hedgehogs, frogs, birds and bees view it differently. Continue reading...
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Dealing with slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My slug visitor has thrown me into mollusc mania. I'm collecting slugs, snails and their eggs... Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Plants
31 October 2011 at 16:22
When visiting large gardens during spring, I always admire the drifts of dwarf flowering bulbs growing up through wide expanses of grass. Continue reading...
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