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More verbosity about Verbenas...

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I wanted to add my voice to a theme that has already been breached on these pages by the blessed Adam and responded to by a number of you. Continue reading...
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Garden festivals galore

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
This week I went to Ireland to visit the International Garden Festival on your behalf. Garden designers from all over the world have made fifteen conceptual gardens set amongst swaying oats in the grounds of a Georgian mansion called Emo Court in Co.Laois. Continue reading...
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Eccentric gardeners: one

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I thought it would be interesting to use this blog as an excuse to find out more about the many slightly eccentric people who have helped make gardening as popular and exciting as it is today... Continue reading...
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Hedges heaven

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
We have just clipped the yew hedge: actually, to be completely accurate, a very nice fellow called Simon clipped it as I was too busy being a poncey garden designer. Continue reading...
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Scraping the barrel

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The time has probably come to say something a little contentious: there are some plants that are so dreadful that they should never have been invented. Continue reading...
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Cake day

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I used to open my garden for the National Gardens Scheme. It was a great occasion that my children called 'Cake day'. They weren't even faintly interested in the garden but used to sit in my parents-in-law's garage...and eat their way through more cake than was strictly good for them. Continue reading...
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