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Waiting for the snow to thaw

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
28 January 2013 at 13:01
In the next week or so the rain will come, the air temperature will rise and everything will look distinctly brown and soggy. Continue reading...
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Planting tulips late

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
14 January 2013 at 14:40
As I write this in the blushing dawn of the new year I feel it appropriate to come clean about something that I ought to have done by now. Continue reading...
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2013 in the garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
31 December 2012 at 08:11
New Year’s Eve. A defining moment, the joys and traumas of Christmas behind us and the blank page of 2013 stretching ahead like a freshly hoovered carpet. Continue reading...
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Christmas presents for gardeners

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 December 2012 at 12:42
Christmas is lurking just around the corner, like a well-oiled middle manager holding a sprig of mistletoe at an office party. Continue reading...
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First frost of the winter

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 December 2012 at 14:57
Today we got our first proper frost, so it's time to dig up dahlia tubers - and any tender perennials you have in pots should really have been brought in yesterday. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 November 2012 at 17:12
Once autumn leaves have become soggy and less fun to jump on, do not put them in the bin. It is easy to transform them into rich brown, crumbly compost. Continue reading...
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My favourite miscanthus grasses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
05 November 2012 at 14:44
Most grasses are in their prime at this time of year, as they tend to flower late and gradually take on their autumn colours. Continue reading...
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Autumn foliage favourites

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
22 October 2012 at 16:31
I have just returned from the Pacific North West. The trees were pleasingly autumnal - or I believe they were, as the rain was quite relentless. Continue reading...
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Picking blackberries

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
08 October 2012 at 15:09
Gathering blackberries is one of the few chances gardeners get to do something hazardous, because blackberries really do not want to be gathered. Continue reading...
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Growing autumn cyclamen

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
24 September 2012 at 10:12
One of the first signs of autumn in this garden is the cyclamen – they are charming little things with flowers that look a bit like the Mekon from Dan Dare. Continue reading...
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