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Garden trees: tornado damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
[...] the other day a tornado arrived (yes, a real tornado) and I sat in the bay window, gawping silently. It was like watching two minutes of a particularly scary Hollywood film. Continue reading...
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Seed catalogues

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I know what I like, and which varieties have performed well for me in the past, so should I go for those reliable favourites or try something new? Continue reading...
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Pumpkins for Halloween

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I love growing pumpkins. They're great fun and the results are incredible, although they're not the prettiest plants. Continue reading...
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To spray, or not to spray?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Everybody is organic, or trying to be. I am mostly organic. I realise that some of my more zealous fellow gardeners might think that isn't really good enough... Continue reading...
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Rust fungus on grass

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've just come back from a pear-harvesting foray, and as I stomped through the scruffy grass in the field I looked ahead and saw numerous patches of miserable, yellow grass. Continue reading...
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What to do with a rotting tree

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
A friend recently showed me a photograph of his rotting plum tree, with woodlice crawling around the affected area. Were the woodlice a pest, and how should he get rid of them? Continue reading...
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Moles and molehills

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I don't believe it. I am incandescent with spluttering indignation. For the first time ever a molehill has appeared on my lawn. Continue reading...
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Ants in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've employed a home-grown method to reducing the number of ants in my garden. As soon as I find an ants nest, I scoop up one of my hungry hens and position her in front of it. Continue reading...
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Island gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Suddenly you are confronted with spectacular magnolias, towering cordylines, magnificent tree ferns, a vast Monterey pine and an avenue of gorgeous cinnamon-barked myrtles... Continue reading...
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What's in a name

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I knew the silly season was in full flow when a list of the UK's Top 10 Vegetable Surnames landed in my intray... Continue reading...
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