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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Today begins the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which is held in the grounds of one of the very finest royal palaces, resonant with history. It is also the biggest flower show in the world. Continue reading...
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Days out for gardeners

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] playing around the flouncing skirts of the big RHS Shows are lots of smaller events for garden lovers, and there will absolutely, definitely be something local to you. Continue reading...
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The mock orange

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Although the planting in my garden is predominantly herbaceous, I will always have room for the begetter of that fabulous scent: the philadelphus, or mock orange. Continue reading...
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It's Chelsea Flower Show this week: the biggest and most famous show in the world. The tickets sold out very early but for those of you lucky enough to be going here are a few tips - both practical and aesthetic. Continue reading...
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Small trees as hedging plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
[...] It is an example of a 'husband and wife tree'. This is quite a well-documented phenomenon, which can occur when trees are planted very close together, and grow up entwined. Continue reading...
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Magnolias

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
A week or so ago I was in Cornwall, yesterday in London and therefore in a perfect position to watch the march of the magnolia. Continue reading...
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Tree buds in spring

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I thought it might be a mildly entertaining diversion to write about the moment just before blooming [...] Trees in bud. Continue reading...
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'Grow Your Own' Week: Forest gardening

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
29 March 2010 at 10:24
It is my wife who holds sway over the kitchen garden and who dictates what, why and when: I just do what I am told. Continue reading...
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RHS Wisley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
One if the best places at this time of year is the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in Surrey... Continue reading...
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Garden jobs for spring

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I am always in a panic at this time of year - there are so many things that need to be done. All before the end of March. So, the time has come to make a list. Continue reading...
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