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Big plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I love big plants. Not big pants. Plants. [...] herbaceous plants that go from nothing to gigantic in the space of a few weeks. Continue reading...

Tender succulents

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Although it's been a mixed summer weather-wise, I've still given my collection of succulent plants a 'holiday' outside... Continue reading...

Potato scab

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've never had a problem with potato scab before, but this year it's affected my precious Charlottes, particularly at one end of the bed. Continue reading...

Ladybird pupae

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
There currently appears to be the largest quantity of ladybird pupae I've ever seen in my garden. I'm not sure whether they are pupae of the standard UK ladybirds or the notorious harlequin... Continue reading...

The great strapping fellow

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Since having to wear reading glasses [...] I do that 'double take' thing of having to square my face to something then back off a few inches to get it into focus... Continue reading...

Apricot trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...[apricots] are the most divine fruit. Either straight off the tree slightly fuzzy, warmed by the sun, or in jams and pies. Continue reading...

Clover in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Where has all the clover come from this summer? My lawn is simply covered with clover - I don't recall it ever being so infested in the past. Continue reading...

Saving seed

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Before I knew it, the leeks and a solitary parsnip were in full flower and producing seed, so I thought I'd collect the seed to sow next year. Continue reading...

Night-scented plants

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
A perfume-filled balmy evening in the garden is heaven on earth... who can help but feel a wash of pleasure when experiencing all that a rose-clad arbour has to offer? Continue reading...

Pyramidal orchids

By Richard Jones in Plants
I've commented before that I don't think 'wildlife' should refer to animals only. It should also include plants, even though most wild plants are referred to as weeds... Continue reading...
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