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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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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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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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Planting inspiration

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
03 May 2012 at 15:21
Driving around the country or gazing out of the window from a train is a great source of inspiration. Continue reading...
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