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My first garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Do you remember the first plant you ever grew in your own garden? Continue reading...
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Gardening blogs of the world

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
There are a lot of gardening blogs out there, so I thought it would be interesting to take you on a short tour of some that might be of interest. Continue reading...
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Bonsai trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The world of gardening overflows with obsessions, such as giant vegetables, lawns, compost, cacti and many others. Continue reading...
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Best in show at Gardeners' World Live

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It's very easy to be very worthy and very ethical, and make a rubbish garden, but Toby Buckland has avoided this pitfall... Continue reading...
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Teeny tiny trees for small gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
A few weeks ago I wrote about trees for small gardens. Among the comments was a request from Daphne for very, very small trees - "very small being up to three metres". Continue reading...
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Garden sheds - pesticides of the past

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The other day I came across a very ancient shed with many of the original contents. Continue reading...
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Trees for small gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Most of us do not have room in our gardens for more than a couple of trees - so which is the best variety to plant? Continue reading...
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Persistent weeds

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I have never been good with tangles. Snaggled kite strings drive me dotty...but I rather enjoy the gradual teasing and tickling of bindweed or couch grass roots. Continue reading...
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Mulch, mulch, mulch

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
This week a huge pile of manure arrived. Brown, crumbly and pleasantly pungent it sat on my drive, lightly steaming and awaiting transfer to my newly cut down borders. Continue reading...
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Gardening clothes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Does it matter what one wears for gardening? Obviously most people look for warmth in winter, cool in summer and comfort all year; elegance is not much of a consideration. Continue reading...
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