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Wild garlic

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 April 2014 at 10:41
If you go down to the woods today, you might notice a rather distinct oniony smell among the unfurling leaves and the bluebells. Continue reading...
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Skunk cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
07 April 2014 at 11:54
I'm writing this blog post from the small, idyllic island of Colonsay off the West coast of Scotland. Continue reading...
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Growing kale

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 10:50
Odd though it might seem, I’m becoming rather fond of kale. My first experience of this particular vegetable was walking through tall fields. Continue reading...
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Dunnocks

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
10 March 2014 at 11:25
Let me introduce you to Benjie. Or, to give him his full title, Benjie Bottom Feeder. I know that may not sound like a very polite name. Continue reading...
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Sarcococcas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Some words have more letters than are strictly necessary. Continue reading...
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February frost

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
27 January 2014 at 11:29
Last year I was sitting here writing blogs for you while wearing three pairs of socks and an unflattering fleecy hat. Continue reading...
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Growing olive trees in the UK

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
13 January 2014 at 10:55
I was given a festive olive tree for Christmas. It came out of its cardboard box with flashing lights already attached. Continue reading...
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Rose pruning

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
30 December 2013 at 08:17
How was your Christmas? Jolly? Can you bear to eat another thing? I can't. Continue reading...
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Front gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Did you see my balding friend Joe Swift on television the other night? He was talking about front gardens. Continue reading...
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Leaf mould

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
02 December 2013 at 14:15
One of the things we lack in this garden are any trees with spectacular leaves. For example, we have no caramel-scented Katsura trees. Continue reading...
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