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Self-seeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
It's a wise gardener that makes room for the unexpected, and the rewards this can bring. Leave an area of soil bare and something will grow... Continue reading...
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Companion plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Organic gardeners usually refer to companion plants as those deterring pests in some way. Tagetes planted alongside tomatoes and crops is a good example... Continue reading...
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Rhubarb bursts forth

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Hidden from view by its terracotta overcoat for the past few months, it's impossible to know exactly how the rhubarb beneath is developing without peeping. Continue reading...
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Perfect hostas

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's hard to believe how quickly plants have grown in my garden over the past few weeks. My hostas are doing particularly well. Continue reading...
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Pruning wisteria

By Adam Pasco in Plants
For the past few weeks I've been enjoying the wonderful sight of my weeping wisteria coming into flower. Continue reading...
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Exotic colour in April

By Adam Pasco in Plants
...sometimes you don't want your garden to look like everyone else's, and would prefer a plant or two that few others have. Continue reading...
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Growing chilli peppers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
How tastes change. Going back five years, I hardly remember ever cooking with chillies, but today I use them nearly every week. Continue reading...
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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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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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Colourful camellias

By Adam Pasco in Plants
The mild March weather has produced some colourful displays of camellias in my garden. In fact, I think they're the best I've enjoyed for many, many years. Continue reading...
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