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Biodiversity at the Malvern Show

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
As someone who is potty about wildlife gardening, I was more than a little happy to learn that biodiversity was the central theme at this year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show. Continue reading...

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...

A dry spring

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
In drier parts of the UK, plants are bursting into flower earlier, bees and butterflies are out earlier, and the ground, which should be warm and wet from April showers, is parched. Continue reading...

A gardeners' visit to Madeira

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Madeira is one of my very favourite garden destinations. I love seeing what we would regard as houseplants growing with weed-like vigour on the roadside, or trimmed to form a hedge... Continue reading...

Paving over front gardens

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I seem to be bucking a trend among homeowners. Rather than paving over my garden, I have 'un-paved' it, unlocking the earth and growing a range of plants to provide habitats for wildlife. Continue reading...

Bank holiday gardening jobs

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Like many gardeners up and down the country, I'll be indulging in a spot of gardening this bank holiday weekend. Continue reading...

Moving magnolias

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
There is an 'ideal' way of doing most things, but we can't always garden 'by the book'. Sometimes it is nice to experiment, to try other methods. Continue reading...

Making plant pots from old newspaper

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] I was always dubious about the idea of making small pots out of old newspaper. Surely they'll fall apart, I thought, and can't possibly be worth the bother. How wrong I was. Continue reading...

Greenhouse temperatures

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
The temperature in my greenhouse is fluctuating wildly. It rockets during the day, when the weather is sunny, then plunges at night. The contrast is far more marked than last year. Continue reading...

Algae in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Algae is harmless, but it's beginning to depress me. Its seemingly unstoppable spread is caused by the super-soggy weather we've had over the last few months. Continue reading...