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Watering vegetables

By Jane Moore in Allotments
When potatoes are in flower they need a lot of water, as this is when they're growing tubers. This time is known as the 'critical watering period'. Continue reading...
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Cats and catmint

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've grown numerous nepetas in gardens with cats and not had such horrific results... Continue reading...
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Grey squirrels

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm not overly fond of grey squirrels. Compared to the reds, which the greys have replaced, they are great lumbering brutes. Continue reading...
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Potting on and on...

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I potted on my peppers and tomatoes, as they kept drying out in no time, their root systems filling the tiny pots... Continue reading...
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Poppies and suchlike

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Everything is beginning to explode into colour. Looking out of my office window there is a sea of pink... Continue reading...
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Reflections on Gardeners' World Live 2009

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Our five-day extravaganza at BBC Gardeners' World Live has sadly come to an end for another year. Continue reading...
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Bees at Gardeners' World Live

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Ordinarily, I expect the NEC at Birmingham is one of the most sterile places on the planet. [...] But for one week of the year it is transformed... Continue reading...
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Gardeners World Live 2009

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
There is so much to see and do. I've been talking about growing vegetables on the 'Taste of Greenacre' stage-cum-garden, about everything from slug control to spacing sweetcorn plants... Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live highlights

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Gardeners' World Live is not, and has no desire to be, like the Chelsea Flower Show. There are no enormously expensive show gardens, no conspicuous champagne consumption and very few people wearing flowery hats. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2009

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
My annual pilgrimage to Gardeners' World Live has arrived, and what a week it will be! Continue reading...
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