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Summer seed sowing

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
06 August 2012 at 12:10
This is the first year I can recall when it's been almost impossible to sow outdoor crops directly into a well-prepared seedbed. Continue reading...
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Snails

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
27 July 2012 at 10:33
In a normal year, I like snails. They don't trouble me as much as they seem to trouble other gardeners and I don't grow hostas. Continue reading...
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Tackling weeds on the veg plot

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 July 2012 at 15:15
I have the biggest, most vigorous and most infuriating weeds ever. They appear in the blink of an eye and set seed as soon as I turn my back. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World poetry competition 2012

By Sarah Langan in Gardeners' musings
04 July 2012 at 13:10
I was a judge in last year’s Gardeners’ World poetry competition and I am really happy to be doing it again this year. Continue reading...
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Flowery meadows

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 July 2012 at 10:50
The idea of skipping hand in hand through fields of waving daisies and beaming cornflowers, or seeing fields of gently swaying wheat, studded with scarlet poppies, is compelling. Continue reading...
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Seed germination

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
26 June 2012 at 14:55
[...] this year, many of us have been disappointed with the performance of our seeds. I’m sure the quality is just as good as usual, but many have failed to germinate, often despite repeated sowing. Continue reading...
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Scent and memory

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
15 June 2012 at 11:00
Walking around the RHS Plant Marquee at Gardeners' World Live this week brought back many childhood memories. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2012

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
11 June 2012 at 12:27
For one week each year, the NEC in Birmingham becomes my home as it plays host to BBC Gardeners' World Live. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year [...] Continue reading...
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Native versus non-native plants

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
01 June 2012 at 10:10
Many non-native plants are fantastic for many insect species, including common species of butterfly, honeybees and the 10 or so wild bees we might see in our gardens. Continue reading...
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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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