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Evergreen trees: the holm oak

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Evergreen trees and shrubs are tricky. They are a very important part of our gardens at this time of year, but they need to be used with great care and a light touch. Continue reading...
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Speedy salads

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I hope I'm not getting impatient in my advancing years. When the latest seed catalogues arrived I determined to find out which were the quickest-growing salad crops. Continue reading...
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Ant invasion

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Listening recently to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, I was horrified to learn that Lasius neglectus, an invasive ant species, could soon be arriving in British gardens. Continue reading...
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Holly berries

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
A Christmas without holly berries is barely a Christmas at all. It's a bit like apple crumble without ice cream... Continue reading...
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Insects on roses

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It rained on Sunday, so what better way to spend it than planting roses? Continue reading...
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Christmas list: gardening gifts

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It is December (already) and Christmas is lurking around the corner like a tinsel clad, benevolent bogeyman, dripping with cranberry sauce and liqueur chocolates. Continue reading...
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Honesty seed-pods

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Honesty is well worth a place in any garden - I'd recommend adding it to your seed order right away. Continue reading...
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Wet soil

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We currently seem to be getting all possible November weather in one fell swoop. It's an ever-changing merry-go-round of rain, wind, sunshine and frost... Continue reading...
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Liquidambar 'Lane Roberts'

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
My partner found the corpse. Snapped at the base in recent winds, still, hauntingly dressed in its stunning foliage... Continue reading...
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In praise of woodlice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm always slightly perplexed when I hear someone talking about woodlice as if they were garden pests. My garden is full of the critters, but I've never even had need to raise my voice at them. Continue reading...
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