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Adopting hens

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
30 May 2012 at 15:27
Last week, we received an email offering us some birds, and on Saturday my son and I went off to collect eight hens [...] Continue reading...
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Scented plants and memory

By Adam Pasco in Plants
28 May 2012 at 12:00
Memories are made of scent, and from now on, whenever I smell lilac, I will be taken back to my weekend at The Willow Festival [...] Continue reading...
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Diarmuid Gavin's Chelsea garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
25 May 2012 at 10:55
A giant pyramid at the end of Main Avenue, Diarmuid’s creation is less show garden, more adventure playground. Continue reading...
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A gold medal at Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
24 May 2012 at 16:21
I was in my hotel room doing some ironing, when my sponsor rang to break the news that the M&G Garden had won gold. Continue reading...
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Rosemary leaf beetle

By Richard Jones in Grow & eat
22 May 2012 at 09:18
The rosemary beetle is so deliciously beautiful, how could it possibly be considered a garden pest? 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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Planting out tomatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
18 May 2012 at 10:12
For weeks now, my tomatoes, peppers and aubergines have been sitting indoors waiting to be planted out... Continue reading...
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Final preparations for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
17 May 2012 at 11:34
As I write this, it is Monday, the 13th day of the build of my 2012 Chelsea garden. Has it been going well? No, it hasn’t. Continue reading...
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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
16 May 2012 at 15:16
Our latest home-grown spears are all kinked, due to slugs. But I know they’ll taste far, far better than bought asparagus [...] Continue reading...
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Dealing with lily beetle

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
14 May 2012 at 12:37
Catching lily beetles can be tricky, as they hide or drop off onto the ground at the slightest touch [...] Continue reading...
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