London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 10°C
71 to 80 of 200 blog posts

Colourful winter stems

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
30 January 2012 at 11:24
High on the list of good things about winter sunshine is the way it shows off the colourful winter stems of willows. Continue reading...
5 comments

Most common garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
13 January 2012 at 16:15
You know the Interpol 'Most Wanted' list [...] Well, every year the RHS produces something very similar: the 'Least Wanted' list of garden pests. Continue reading...
3 comments

New Year resolutions for the garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
01 January 2012 at 15:41
Your garden is one of the few places where you can make easily attainable New Year resolutions. Continue reading...
3 comments

Choosing holly varieties to grow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
16 December 2011 at 17:08
If you want a really good berrying holly for your garden then here are my top three[...] Continue reading...
6 comments

Planting bulbs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
05 December 2011 at 16:23
Have you planted your bulbs yet? Or are they still sitting in boxes in the shed? Continue reading...
7 comments

Growing Russian vine

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Many years ago when I was a landscaper in London, I had a regular client who had a tiny garden in Wandsworth. Continue reading...
34 comments

Garden photography

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] my photography collection is about as disorganised as an over-stuffed drawer that has been turned upside-down. So what should I do? Continue reading...
11 comments

Growing pumpkins

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
I have carved pumpkins for my children, and it's a tough job. Pumpkin flesh is too hard for a spoon, and not quite solid enough for a chisel or power tools. Continue reading...
6 comments

The winged spindle

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The leaves are 70 shades of scarlet, and they contrast with the extraordinary orange seeds and pink seed-pods. The whole plant makes an eyeball-searing spectacle - almost hallucinogenic. Continue reading...
8 comments

Growing gunnera

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I have always found plants with big leaves fascinating. I love hearing raindrops pattering on leaf canopies whilst pushing through an overgrown path... Continue reading...
14 comments
71 to 80 of 200 blog posts