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The golden rules of gardening

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
23 June 2014 at 11:28
It’s always a pleasure meeting keen gardeners, but slightly daunting when you actually have to entertain them. Continue reading...
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Wasp stings

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
18 June 2014 at 10:34
Can you tell which thumb was just stung by a wasp? Judging by the smoothed wrinkles and puffy flesh, this feels like nature's form of Botox. Continue reading...
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Garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 June 2014 at 10:43
Sometimes gardening feels less like a soothing and relaxing pastime, and more like a series of skirmishes against an unvanquishable enemy. Continue reading...
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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
09 June 2014 at 11:00
Before I speak with you again it will be time for the great Brummie extravaganza that is BBC Gardeners World Live. I very much hope that I will see lots of you there. Continue reading...
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Organic pest control in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
27 May 2014 at 14:33
...although it’s often tempting to reach for an insecticide spray at the first sign of an infestation, I prefer encouraging a natural balance in my garden. Continue reading...
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Cuckoo spit

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
20 May 2014 at 11:34
Sunday saw our first barbecue of the season, but as we sat munching our smoky kebabs, we were dripped on by froghopper excrement. Continue reading...
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 May 2014 at 10:00
Chelsea gardens are cleverly designed stage sets. But we can take bits of them home with us: an idea, a view, a combination, or in this case, a tree. Continue reading...
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Gardening by the weather

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
12 May 2014 at 15:42
This year is already proving to be a classic reminder of how important it is to avoid gardening blindly by the calendar. Continue reading...
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Performance plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
14 April 2014 at 11:15
Every garden needs plants that really perform, and this is particularly important in small gardens where each plant must earn its place. Continue reading...
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Skunk cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
07 April 2014 at 11:54
I'm writing this blog post from the small, idyllic island of Colonsay off the West coast of Scotland. Continue reading...
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