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Self-seeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
It's a wise gardener that makes room for the unexpected, and the rewards this can bring. Leave an area of soil bare and something will grow... Continue reading...
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Browsing botanic gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I don't often get to go and visit gardens. This is due to a combination of inertia and the appeal of being in my own garden, rather than somebody else's. Continue reading...
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Lifting and dividing

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Casting an eye over my borders recently, I noticed that some of my plants were badly in need of splitting. Continue reading...
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Geoffrey Smith

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
His description of freshly picked pears and how the juice dribbled down his chin is legendary, and better than most arguments for growing your own fruit! Continue reading...
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Geoffrey Smith

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I was deeply saddened to hear news that the gardening legend Geoffrey Smith died on Friday. Continue reading...
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Cleaning the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
...the daffodils have been stirring (in tandem with the snowdrops!) and I have the urge to spring clean the greenhouse. Continue reading...
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Manure

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
...if you want the satisfaction (and smell) of a bit of real muck, then here are some of your options... Continue reading...
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Snowed in

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
...everything looks all white and clean and beautiful and the garden has no visible imperfections. Continue reading...
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A snow-covered garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Most of us were probably keener to stay warm indoors during the snow than venture outside to clear snow from plants. Continue reading...
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Charles Darwin and worms

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Darwin kept worms in tanks in his study and spent many hours observing their behavior, assessing their intelligence and measuring their sensitivity to heat, cold and light. Continue reading...
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