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Edible flowers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Why do people turn their noses up at edible flowers? What could be more delicious than beautiful chive heads tossed into a salad? Continue reading...
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Summer berries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
There's a simple way to find out which summer berries are worth growing: eat them! Everyone has different taste, so what appeals to one person may not to another. Continue reading...
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National Insect Week

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's National Insect Week, so I'm obliged to mention insects at every opportunity. Organised by the Royal Entomological Society, its aim is to promote the study of insects... Continue reading...
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Days out for gardeners

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] playing around the flouncing skirts of the big RHS Shows are lots of smaller events for garden lovers, and there will absolutely, definitely be something local to you. Continue reading...
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The ladybird poppy

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
I love the way plants hold associations with places and key events in your life. Some ... I grow in my garden as a fond reminder of the childhood associations I have with them... Continue reading...
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Gardeners' Question Time

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Well, here I sit in the backstage area of the main theatre at BBC Gardeners' World Live [...] Earlier we recorded the first of several mini Gardeners' Question Time programmes. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2010

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
The time has arrived. The NEC, Birmingham is about to be transformed, for the 18th time, into my favourite show of the year: BBC Gardeners' World Live. Continue reading...
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Gardening by the moon

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I've been meaning to try moon gardening for some time, and now - thanks to the encouragement and guidance of a friend on the plot - I think I've mastered the rudimentary principles... Continue reading...
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Urban foxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I think we have foxes living under our garden shed. I first noticed the scratching in the soil a week or so ago. It didn’t look like very much excavation had occured... Continue reading...
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The mock orange

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Although the planting in my garden is predominantly herbaceous, I will always have room for the begetter of that fabulous scent: the philadelphus, or mock orange. Continue reading...
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