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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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Autumn frost

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
18 November 2013 at 13:43
This week we're promised some proper wintry weather. Part of me is looking forward to it and everybody loves a frost... Continue reading...
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Lilies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
05 November 2013 at 11:33
Lilies are one of the few plants that almost everyone can name: maybe not the exact variety, but the bold trumpet-shaped flowers are instantly recognisable from parties, florists and funerals. Continue reading...
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Growing Griselinia littoralis

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
21 October 2013 at 10:40
Alas, not everything in the garden can be glamorous. There also has to be room for the mundane and utilitarian. Continue reading...
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Growing colchicums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
07 October 2013 at 09:13
This is a naked lady. Not, I am sure you realise, in a Page Three sense, but because it is a fine example of the autumn Crocus or Colchicum autumnale. Continue reading...
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Five daffodils to grow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 September 2013 at 14:58
...here are my five favourite daffodils - at the moment. I do, of course, reserve the right to change my mind at a moment’s notice. Continue reading...
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