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Using nettles in the kitchen

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
21 November 2014 at 07:12
I’m not a fan of autumn so signs of spring are very welcome, and a hearty nettle soup is just the tonic for winter blues. Continue reading...
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Boston ivy

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 October 2014 at 10:28
I have just had passed a blissful four weeks. I haven't been lying on a beach or enjoying an extended lunch. I've merely been looking out of the window a few times a day. Continue reading...
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Ivy in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Plants
13 October 2014 at 14:00
Ivy can be such an attractive climber, cladding walls, fences and supports, but it doesn’t know when to stop growing. Continue reading...
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Bulbs for autumn planting

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
08 September 2014 at 11:51
It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. September has rolled round, which means it's time to order bulbs for autumn planting. Continue reading...
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Bumper blackberry harvest

By Adam Pasco in Plants
01 September 2014 at 10:23
Apart from tasting delicious - particularly in a crumble - one of the main reasons I love blackberries so much is that they just keep on coming. Continue reading...
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Toxic plants and irritant sap

By Adam Pasco in Plants
04 August 2014 at 12:00
One of the things I enjoy most about gardening is making a connection with plants, seeds and the soil. Continue reading...
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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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