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Heather

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Heather in Scotland has always drawn me; I have childhood memories of staying with my grandparents and running at full tilt down hills, bouncing from one springy tuft to another... Continue reading...
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Future Gardens and Butterfly World

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Every verge, bank and fence line is now alive with colour. And where flowers grow, wildlife follows and there are huge numbers of happily buzzing bees and flighty butterflies... Continue reading...
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Big plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I love big plants. Not big pants. Plants. [...] herbaceous plants that go from nothing to gigantic in the space of a few weeks. Continue reading...
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Apricot trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...[apricots] are the most divine fruit. Either straight off the tree slightly fuzzy, warmed by the sun, or in jams and pies. Continue reading...
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Judging at Hampton Court

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Sometimes it seems that the public perception of the RHS judging process is that it involves a lot of crusty old men, chuntering on... Continue reading...
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The coyote willow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The shoots are the runners of one of my favourite plants, Salix exigua, or the coyote willow. Continue reading...
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The strange case of the wilting wisteria

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
First the leaves looked a bit droopy and exhausted, then they turned crispy and finally fell off, leaving the plant naked and neglected... Continue reading...
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Sir Joseph Banks

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Friday 19th June 2009 was the 189th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential people of the 18th century [...] Sir Joseph Banks. Continue reading...
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Poppies and suchlike

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Everything is beginning to explode into colour. Looking out of my office window there is a sea of pink... Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live highlights

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Gardeners' World Live is not, and has no desire to be, like the Chelsea Flower Show. There are no enormously expensive show gardens, no conspicuous champagne consumption and very few people wearing flowery hats. Continue reading...
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