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John Cushnie remembered

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
John had a unique way of looking at the gardening world around him. Those wry comments, quick wit and observation added massively to the appeal of Gardeners' Question Time. Continue reading...
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Robins in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
[...] venture out into your garden over the coming days and you'll hopefully come face-to-face with your own resident robin. Continue reading...
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Tomatoes: best varieties for flavour

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Now we get down to the nitty-gritty of choosing the best flavoured tomato, and to my mind it has to be... Continue reading...
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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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