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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hybrid musk roses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Please allow me to introduce you to Rosa 'Penelope'. You may have met her before or, if not her, then possibly one of her equally gorgeous sisters. Continue reading...
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Growing alliums: best varieties

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Looking at the bulb catalogue that is sitting on my desk as I write, I see that there are no fewer than one hundred and sixty one varieties of allium. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and poppies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
If you look closely you notice that many [poppy seedheads] are full of little holes, which make them look quite spooky and skull-like. Continue reading...
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Starting a veg patch

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
My elder son Archie made his first vegetable garden this year, in the back garden of a slightly scummy, student infested house in deepest Peckham. Continue reading...
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