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Chrysanthemums

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Simply mentioning their name can provoke a rather snooty look of disdain. Chrysanths are very popular, but often considered brash and 'common'... Continue reading...
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Quicker compost

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
[...] my husband put in a built-in bin for uncooked kitchen waste under the sink. The next breakthrough was the appearance of an old tin jug in the bathroom to catch the early morning wee. Continue reading...
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Sparrowhawk overhead

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I though the four-year-old and his friend were being noisy on the trampoline, but they were not the source of the shrill screaming last Friday... Continue reading...
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Annual climbers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...As the name [morning glory] suggests, they have mostly faded away by lunchtime although, at this time of year, they last much longer. Continue reading...
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Growing daffodils

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
I've been on a bit of a bulb-buying frenzy lately, and have more bags of narcissus than I know what to do with... Continue reading...
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Planting garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Although I've stored a lot of garlic in plaits and loose in trays, to see me through the coming months, I've already started planting bulbs for the 2010 crop... Continue reading...
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National Conifer Week

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I find it surprising that while most of us love seasonal colour in our gardens, conifers don't feature more highly on the shopping list. After all, they deliver on so many counts... Continue reading...
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Allotment vs garden

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
People with allotments always lament the fact that their gardens at home suffer terrible neglect - if only it were possible to serve two masters at once. Continue reading...
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Wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's getting to that time of year when wasp behaviour changes. And as far as most people are concerned, it's a change for the worse... Continue reading...
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To spray, or not to spray?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Everybody is organic, or trying to be. I am mostly organic. I realise that some of my more zealous fellow gardeners might think that isn't really good enough... Continue reading...
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