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Growing lupins

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
18 June 2012 at 14:29
The lupin (Lupinus) is a much loved classic English cottage garden flower: not very long lived but pretty easy to grow nonetheless. Continue reading...
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Unpleasant plant smells

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
04 June 2012 at 09:07
[...] one man’s perfume is another man’s stench. My wife, for example, finds the smell of lilies so overpowering, as to be unbearable. Continue reading...
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Growing aquilegias

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
21 May 2012 at 10:33
Aquilegias are among my favourite plants, mainly because they are so ridiculously easy to grow. Continue reading...
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Apple blossom

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
08 May 2012 at 16:04
I have been much entertained recently by apple blossom. It seems to be one of the few cheerful things among this world of grey mizzle and universal dreariness [...] Continue reading...
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Growing tulips

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
23 April 2012 at 16:34
Something very odd, and not very good, is going on with my tulips. Continue reading...
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Growing woodland anemones

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
09 April 2012 at 09:01
Anemone nemorosa, one of my favourite plants, is an early spring-flowering perennial that gets all of its business [...] out of the way before the trees come into leaf... Continue reading...
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Primroses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
26 March 2012 at 11:50
The primroses are flowering. Not the generally ghastly multi-coloured garden centre apologies for primroses, but the real things. Continue reading...
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Plant supports

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
12 March 2012 at 17:34
There are few things more dispiriting that a plant in full bloom falling over because of summer winds or rain. Continue reading...
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Yew

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
27 February 2012 at 15:24
[...] regardless of the type of garden, there are some plants that transcend fashion, time and style, plants that will work in pretty much any garden. Continue reading...
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Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
13 February 2012 at 15:34
[...] I have noticed some very sinister goings on: something is disfiguring leylandii hedges with brown patches. Continue reading...
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