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Plants for shade

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
17 June 2013 at 11:41
At the extravaganza that was BBC Gardeners' World Live last week, my friend Joe Swift gave a couple of jolly talks about shade-loving plants. Continue reading...
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Growing cow parsley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
03 June 2013 at 13:42
I made the mistake, many years ago, of thinking that cow parsley was so lovely that I planted it (or at least shook some seed around) in my garden. Continue reading...
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Rain-damaged plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
28 May 2013 at 12:28
I returned home on Thursday just in time for temperatures below 10ºC and battering rains. The catmint had been bashed about something chronic by the weather... Continue reading...
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Cuckoo flower

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
07 May 2013 at 11:19
Sometimes the best things are the subtle things. A little rustle of wind through a tree, the distant knock-knocking of a thrush beating seven bells out of a snail... Continue reading...
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Hostas and slugs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 April 2013 at 13:05
As spring finally springs and the soil warms up, we should address a very common hosta problem. Continue reading...
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Gardening in Russia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
09 April 2013 at 14:20
I realise that this subject may ring very few bells among the habitués of gardenersworld.com, but you find me trying to get my head around gardening in Russia. Continue reading...
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Wintery weather

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
25 March 2013 at 12:44
If I had a shiny new pound for every person who has said to me, “Remember last year? We were all swanning around in shorts in March” I would be well on my way towards buying myself a very handsome dinner. Continue reading...
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Building a garden fence

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
11 March 2013 at 15:49
There is something very satisfying about a sturdy, well-built fence. Continue reading...
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Garden seating areas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
25 February 2013 at 15:32
Although there is not a huge amount of ‘planty stuff’ to be done at this time of year, it doesn’t mean you should be sitting in a comfy chair watching television. Continue reading...
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Good things about February

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
12 February 2013 at 15:37
I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you this, but 28 days of cold wet yukkiness is hardly conducive to horticultural excitement. Continue reading...
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