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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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Plants that evoke memories

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
It's curious how plants - particularly scented ones - can trigger memories. Continue reading...
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Aphids

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
In my garden it's business as usual: lily beetles have been feasting on my lilies, while scale insects appear to have increased in number... But where are the aphids? 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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Watering greenhouse plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
At this time of year we need to be particularly attentive to plants, especially those in pots, baskets and growing bags. If compost is allowed to dry out plants soon suffer, and then the damage is done. Continue reading...
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The gardening bug

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
What makes us take up gardening? Are there really such things as green fingers? Are we born with the desire to tend our plots or does the passion for gardening come with age, or by accident? Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2011

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
There's only one thing better than receiving emails, letters and phone calls from readers and that's meeting them in person. 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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Waiting for rain

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I know that gardeners in other areas of the country have been blessed with proper, sustained downpours, but no such luck here. 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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