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Geoffrey Smith

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I was deeply saddened to hear news that the gardening legend Geoffrey Smith died on Friday. Continue reading...
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Rose pruning

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's rose pruning time again. I could debate the merits of autumn pruning over spring, but I've always believed spring really is the best time to tackle pruning. Continue reading...
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Exotic plants in winter

By Adam Pasco in Plants
For many years now I've enjoyed watching a Canary Island date palm grow and flourish in a garden by the traffic lights near the end of my road. Continue reading...
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A snow-covered garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Most of us were probably keener to stay warm indoors during the snow than venture outside to clear snow from plants. Continue reading...
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Scented bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Breathe deeply as you enter my sitting room this month and you'll take in the powerful, almost intoxicating fragrance of paper-white narcissi. Continue reading...
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Big Garden Birdwatch 2009

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
When it's cold outside, and none of the family offer to join me in the garden for a spot of tidying up, it's nice having the company of some feathered friends instead. Continue reading...
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Buying lily bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
There's only one way to resist the temptation of buying more bulbs and that's not to visit any garden centres at all for the next few months... Continue reading...
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Garden frost

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Thankfully most of our garden plants are hardy enough to withstand frost and snow, but I live in hope that temperatures have dropped low enough to kill off some overwintering pests... Continue reading...
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Shed clearance

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
My shed has become a disgrace ... again. I did give it a good clearout a couple of years ago, but the clutter accumulates again very quickly. Continue reading...
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