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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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Spring activity in the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
02 April 2014 at 13:00
There's a real buzz of activity in my greenhouse at the moment, all the more sweeter as it's taken so long to come. Continue reading...
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Dealing with moss

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
31 March 2014 at 10:57
Thanks to the relentless wet weather of winter, my lawn now boasts almost more moss than grass. It's time to take action. Continue reading...
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Sparrows

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 11:31
I’m not sure they really are 'cockney sparrers' - I live too deep into South London - but even Dulwich sparrows are very noisy. Continue reading...
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Growing kale

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 10:50
Odd though it might seem, I’m becoming rather fond of kale. My first experience of this particular vegetable was walking through tall fields. Continue reading...
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