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Garden plants - one-hit wonders

By Adam Pasco in Plants
09 June 2014 at 11:00
This has been a good year for peonies. But their display can be very short, so do they really deserve the space they take up in gardens? Continue reading...
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Elm trees and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
09 May 2014 at 13:18
I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton, and ran around Preston Park admiring its lovely elm trees. Continue reading...
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Tree peonies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
06 May 2014 at 10:55
This is a tree peony. Not just any old tree peony, but one with a flower that looks like a newly washed pink Pekingese and is about the same size. Continue reading...
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Unseasonally early flowers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
28 April 2014 at 11:10
Looking around my garden, I'm surprised to see a number of plants in full flower weeks before I'd usually expect them to bloom. Continue reading...
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Growing sweet peas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
07 March 2014 at 11:12
My garden hasn't seen a frost since last winter. So yesterday, brazenly, I planted out the sweet peas I was given recently by a friend. Continue reading...
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Dealing with blind bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
27 February 2014 at 10:00
Three years ago, I was given some Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ in bloom. This year only one flower came up. The rest are 'blind'. Continue reading...
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Growing mistletoe

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
03 January 2014 at 07:04
I adore mistletoe, and would love to one day harvest my own, for ‘welcoming’ guests at Christmas. Continue reading...
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Trees in winter

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
13 December 2013 at 17:03
Inspired by a friend, who has spent the last three years photographing and recording the insect life in her local park, I thought I’d get to know my park better. Continue reading...
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Growing nasturtiums

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 November 2013 at 17:46
I love nasturtiums. They’re the ultimate cheerful, low-maintenance plant. Continue reading...
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Growing Griselinia littoralis

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
21 October 2013 at 10:40
Alas, not everything in the garden can be glamorous. There also has to be room for the mundane and utilitarian. Continue reading...
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