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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Choosing vegetable varieties

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
20 March 2012 at 10:51
...which are the best crops to grow? Every year I face a dilemma – do I stick with my 'tried and tested' favourites, or try something new? Continue reading...
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Making nettle beer

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
15 March 2012 at 17:22
Nettle beer is apparently easy to make. Like soup, it can be made from a fairly standard recipe, used for a variety of beverages Continue reading...
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Small trees for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
14 March 2012 at 14:42
Chelsea is a strange beast, because the garden has to work for the judges and the cameras once they are inside it, and yet the public, who pay a lot of money to visit, must also be able to appreciate it fully from the outside. Continue reading...
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Picture-wing flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
14 March 2012 at 08:01
[...] many people find small flies in their back gardens all the time, and most people ignore them. But this one is a jewel.
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Plant supports

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
12 March 2012 at 17:34
There are few things more dispiriting that a plant in full bloom falling over because of summer winds or rain. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and garden pests

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
09 March 2012 at 11:26
Now's a great time to make sure your garden has adequate natural, as well as supplementary, food for this spring's nesting birds. Continue reading...
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Preparing for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
08 March 2012 at 15:11
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner and you wouldn’t believe how my head is whirring at the moment. Continue reading...
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Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
06 March 2012 at 13:58
Now that March is here, it’s a good time to grab the snail by the horns and start control measures. Continue reading...
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