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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...

Christmas wreaths

By Adam Pasco in Plants
All these beautiful creations were original and different, and would look stunning on any front door, but when Twelfth Night arrives they all had one thing in common they were all 100 per cent compostable. Continue reading...
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New plants for 2009

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey' is an exciting new plant that I first saw at the Four Oaks Trade Show I visited in the autumn. Let's just call it 'Joey'. Continue reading...

Speedy salads

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I hope I'm not getting impatient in my advancing years. When the latest seed catalogues arrived I determined to find out which were the quickest-growing salad crops. Continue reading...

Honesty seed-pods

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Honesty is well worth a place in any garden - I'd recommend adding it to your seed order right away. Continue reading...

Ferns in pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
When the first hard frost struck in my garden at the end of October, it was the kiss of death for so much of the long-lasting summer colour... Continue reading...

The crimson glory vine

By Adam Pasco in Plants
When I first saw the wonderful combination of ornamental vine and ivy, I had to replicate it in my own garden. Continue reading...


By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Every few days I just happen to look outside at the very moment a large flock (or should that be 'swarm'?) of starlings descends on my lawn. Continue reading...

Acers in pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
You can't beat the autumn colour of acers, especially Japanese maples. Their bright, burning colours defy the cooling temperatures that have put a chill in the air over recent weeks. Continue reading...