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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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Cuckoo spit

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Yesterday I discovered cuckoo spit on my red valerian (Centranthus ruber). It's considered a pest by many gardeners, but, for me, it's a symbol of great achievement... Continue reading...
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Watering plants

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
In most years I usually plant some of the more tender veg crops, such as courgette and squash, by late April. If I had done so this year, the plants would be dead by now [...] Continue reading...
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Plant supports

By Adam Pasco in Plants
In the past two-three weeks my perennial plants have soared upwards, and being preoccupied with other parts of the garden I took my eye off the ball. Continue reading...
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Grow your own chutney

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I love pointing to a jar of chutney, knowing I've grown all the ingredients used to make it ... Isn't cold meat, crusty white bread and chutney one of the great culinary combinations? Continue reading...
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