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Plant support

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I always have a dilemma in April, choosing the right plant supports for my tall border perennials... Continue reading...
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Growing onions and shallots

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I haven't grown shallots for a few years, so am looking forward to the results. Continue reading...
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Planting snowdrops

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Planting snowdrops in-the-green helps the bulbs absorb moisture quickly after they've been planted. This helps them to establish quickly and produce a great show of flowers. Continue reading...
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Vine weevils

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
A recent comment to a blog entry got me thinking about vine weevils. I haven't seen many in my garden for a few years. I wonder if this is the result of my zero-tolerance approach. Continue reading...
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Browsing botanic gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I don't often get to go and visit gardens. This is due to a combination of inertia and the appeal of being in my own garden, rather than somebody else's. Continue reading...
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Hardy annuals

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Some people get a bit snobby when it comes to flowers. Perennials usually come high in the pecking order for the 'must have' plants of the moment, but when did you last hear anyone singing the praises of hardy annuals? Continue reading...
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Growing potatoes and onions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
My main crop bed is already prepared. I dug it over and raked in blood, fish and bone. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
People are always banging on about summer salads, but it's the winter months when I crave fresh, green leaves. Continue reading...
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Long-tailed tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Big news from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey results just out: the long-tailed tit has made it, for the first time in the survey's 30-year history, into the top 10. Continue reading...
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Frightful forsythia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Spring is in the air. Birds are tweeting. Comfortable nests are being flung together [...] There is however one big fat buzzing fly in the ointment. Continue reading...
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