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The bramley apple

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
06 October 2014 at 13:03
Ask anyone to name an apple, and chances are they'll come up with either Cox’s Orange Pippin or The Bramley - probably our most popular varieties. Continue reading...
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The best autumn-fruiting raspberries

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 September 2014 at 12:14
I’ve just spent some time at the RHS Garden at Wisley, wandering through rockery, alpine house, glasshouses and herbaceous borders. Continue reading...
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Bulbs for autumn planting

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
08 September 2014 at 11:51
It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. September has rolled round, which means it's time to order bulbs for autumn planting. Continue reading...
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Abelia grandiflora

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
26 August 2014 at 11:06
It's still holiday season (just). A time for lazing around, recharging one's batteries, eating interesting cheeses and admiring different places. Continue reading...
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When to harvest sweetcorn

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
11 August 2014 at 14:04
The sweetcorn's plumping up nicely - although it's a bit of a race as we're just about to move out of this house. Continue reading...
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Ragwort

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
28 July 2014 at 10:28
Ragwort isn't a very popular plant. In fields and paddocks it's a massive pest as it's extraordinarily toxic to animals. Continue reading...
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Green walls

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
14 July 2014 at 12:35
In the past few years there's been a vast increase in the popularity of the green or 'living' wall in various forms. Continue reading...
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Grass snakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
01 July 2014 at 10:09
We have rather a lot of grass snakes this year. My wife and son were in the kitchen the other day when one came in through the open door. Continue reading...
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Garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 June 2014 at 10:43
Sometimes gardening feels less like a soothing and relaxing pastime, and more like a series of skirmishes against an unvanquishable enemy. Continue reading...
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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
09 June 2014 at 11:00
Before I speak with you again it will be time for the great Brummie extravaganza that is BBC Gardeners World Live. I very much hope that I will see lots of you there. Continue reading...
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