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Wormery composters

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
What wonderful creatures composting worms are. I first set up my wormery compost container about 15 years ago, and it has been converting kitchen waste into compost ever since. Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs late

By Adam Pasco in Plants
The same thing happens every year. I buy my bulbs in good time, and then don't make time to plant them! I've got a huge bag of tulips and other bulbs to be planted... Continue reading...
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Seed catalogues

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I know what I like, and which varieties have performed well for me in the past, so should I go for those reliable favourites or try something new? Continue reading...
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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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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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Cosmos

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Cosmos was one of the first bedding plants I ever grew from seed, and still remains a favourite. It provides height to displays with an airiness few other plants can match... Continue reading...
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What to do with a rotting tree

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
A friend recently showed me a photograph of his rotting plum tree, with woodlice crawling around the affected area. Were the woodlice a pest, and how should he get rid of them? Continue reading...
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Foliage plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Although flowers usually steal the headlines, just think what your garden would look like without foliage. Continue reading...
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Growing buddleja for butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
I'm always looking to make my garden more appealing to wildlife, so I've been delighted by the number of peacock butterflies around this summer. Continue reading...
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What's in a name

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I knew the silly season was in full flow when a list of the UK's Top 10 Vegetable Surnames landed in my intray... Continue reading...
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