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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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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 May 2014 at 10:00
Chelsea gardens are cleverly designed stage sets. But we can take bits of them home with us: an idea, a view, a combination, or in this case, a tree. Continue reading...
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Tree peonies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
06 May 2014 at 10:55
This is a tree peony. Not just any old tree peony, but one with a flower that looks like a newly washed pink Pekingese and is about the same size. Continue reading...
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Wild garlic

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 April 2014 at 10:41
If you go down to the woods today, you might notice a rather distinct oniony smell among the unfurling leaves and the bluebells. Continue reading...
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Skunk cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
07 April 2014 at 11:54
I'm writing this blog post from the small, idyllic island of Colonsay off the West coast of Scotland. Continue reading...
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