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Winter snow and tender plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
With snow falling, I knew it was cold this morning when I went out to take the kids to school ... and couldn't get the car doors open. They were frozen stuck. Continue reading...
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Plants for perfume

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Christmas is fast approaching, and perfume houses will soon be tempting us to buy fragrances for our nearest and dearest. Continue reading...
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Bedding plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
More gardeners choose pansies and violas as their favourite bedding plant than any other flower. Continue reading...
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Memorial rose

By Adam Pasco in Plants
The rose is our most popular flower, and rightly so. A single rose bud captures perfection, slowly opening to celebrate nature at its very best. Continue reading...
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Protecting fruit from birds

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] my apple crop has been pretty good on most trees, but there's just one problem. A much larger proportion of fruit than ever before has been pecked on the tree... Continue reading...
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Garden centres revisited

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
My recent comments on this blog certainly generated some interesting responses, and it appears many of you think garden centres could do more to inspire their customers. Continue reading...
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Autumn lawn care

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Thinking back to the brown expanse that took centre stage in my garden during the summer drought, and how subsequent rainfall brought it back from the dead, I marvel at the resilience of grass. Continue reading...
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Are garden centres dull?

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] I often leave garden centres disappointed that so little was on offer to inspire me to part with my money. Continue reading...
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Growing zinnias

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Why is it that you rarely see zinnias in summer bedding displays? Do they give the impression of being an old-fashioned flower? Continue reading...
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Verbena bonariensis

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Will our love affair with Verbena bonariensis ever wane? This fabulous flower looks as good growing individually among low border plants as it does planted en masse. Continue reading...
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