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Gardeners' World Live 2010

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
The time has arrived. The NEC, Birmingham is about to be transformed, for the 18th time, into my favourite show of the year: BBC Gardeners' World Live. Continue reading...

Chelsea 2010: my verdict

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I don't think I have a hope of achieving the 'Chelsea look'. My garden is far too scruffy, most of my plants have been nibbled by caterpillars... Continue reading...

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It's Chelsea Flower Show this week: the biggest and most famous show in the world. The tickets sold out very early but for those of you lucky enough to be going here are a few tips - both practical and aesthetic. Continue reading...

Surviving the Chelsea Flower Show

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I love Chelsea, in spite of the sore shoulders I get from carrying press releases, the aching knees from traipsing around all day and the weird cough that comes on in the middle of the Floral Marquee. Continue reading...


By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I'm not ashamed to admit this: I like dandelions. I think their flowers are beautiful, their leaves and form attractive [...] and the hoverflies seem to like them too. Continue reading...

Fragrant plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Walking through my garden this week I was struck by its freshness following a shower. Doesn't rain transform the colour and vigour of plants in a way simply watering by hand never can? Continue reading...

Vine weevil control

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Last week I found vine weevils on the rim of my the pot my orange tree lives in. It stands next to my 'nursery' of seedlings, so potentially hundreds of plants could be affected. Continue reading...

Recycling in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] all cardboard rolls, tubes or egg boxes make great biodegradable pots that can be filled with compost for seed sowing. Continue reading...

Sowing a new lawn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I have grand plans for my lawn. It's only tiny, but it will be full of pretty 'weeds', wildflowers and crocus. Butterflies will lay eggs in it, bees will drink nectar from it and I will sunbathe on it. Continue reading...

Is your garden shed secure?

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Totting up the value of everything in my garden shed this week, I was amazed at how much it came to. Continue reading...