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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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Growing eryngiums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I love eryngiums: they are about the only plants that manage to be architectural, delicate, pretty and slightly dangerous. Continue reading...
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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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