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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is running this week and I have been lucky enough to get a quick preview prior to judging today. Continue reading...
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Growing sweet peas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The sweet pea is a British favourite; not quite as popular as the rose but definitely up there in the top five. Continue reading...
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The National Gardens Scheme

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is one of those great British institutions like fish and chips, cricket, morris dancing, Victoria sponge and Alan Titchmarsh. Continue reading...
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2011

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Just in case you have been in a surgically induced coma or trekking up hidden valleys amongst deep jungle, I must remind you that this is Chelsea Flower Show week. Continue reading...
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Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2011

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
This week is the Malvern Spring Show and the first big Royal Horticultural Society flower show of the year. Continue reading...
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Bluebells

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The entire woodland floor is pretty much carpeted with the things and the air filled with the faint scent of their flowers [...] Continue reading...
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Growing bamboo

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Bamboos can be divided into lectomorphs (which do run) and pachymorphs (which tend to clump). Both forms have specific uses and benefits. Continue reading...
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Bamboo

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I have used [bamboos] as screens, specimens in pots and in innumerable planting schemes. However, they are mere minnows compared to some of the Asian varieties that grow to 20m high... Continue reading...
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Oak trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I always get a slight frisson looking at a strapping young tree that I once planted as an insubstantial whip. Continue reading...
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Ash trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The woods around us consist mostly of ash trees, and every autumn we have a few weekends of frantic leaf collecting (particularly frantic around the chicken run). Continue reading...
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