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Moles revisited

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] the appearance of a sort of open cast mine in the middle of one of my borders really didn't matter that much. Continue reading...
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The ornamental cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
It's easy to be sniffy about the ornamental cabbage. It is quite a strange concept; an odd, Frankensteinish amalgam of vegetable and bedding plant. Continue reading...
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Crab apple trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
This time of year the crab apples are at their most impressive: the trees are laden with little yellow or red apples that hang on until long after the last leaves have fallen. Continue reading...
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Boston ivy and Virginia creeper

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
My favourite plant at this time of year is a magnificent Parthenocissus that covers an old building nearby... Continue reading...
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Annual climbers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...As the name [morning glory] suggests, they have mostly faded away by lunchtime although, at this time of year, they last much longer. Continue reading...
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To spray, or not to spray?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Everybody is organic, or trying to be. I am mostly organic. I realise that some of my more zealous fellow gardeners might think that isn't really good enough... Continue reading...
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Wilting wisteria: an update

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
A few months ago I wrote about the annoying loss of my wisteria that suddenly turned up its toes... Continue reading...
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My garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Gardeners' World did a bit of filming in my garden last year [...] I thought it would be interesting to revisit the bit of planting I redid for their benefit to see how it is getting on a year or so later... Continue reading...
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Moles and molehills

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I don't believe it. I am incandescent with spluttering indignation. For the first time ever a molehill has appeared on my lawn. Continue reading...
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Island gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Suddenly you are confronted with spectacular magnolias, towering cordylines, magnificent tree ferns, a vast Monterey pine and an avenue of gorgeous cinnamon-barked myrtles... Continue reading...
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