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Escallonia

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
24 February 2012 at 11:37
Last summer I walked past a hedge that was so covered in bumblebees it was moving. But I actually heard it before I saw it: buzzzzzzz... Continue reading...
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Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
13 February 2012 at 15:34
[...] I have noticed some very sinister goings on: something is disfiguring leylandii hedges with brown patches. Continue reading...
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Colourful winter stems

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
30 January 2012 at 11:24
High on the list of good things about winter sunshine is the way it shows off the colourful winter stems of willows. Continue reading...
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Growing hebes

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 January 2012 at 17:46
I used to be a bit sniffy about hebes. I considered the majority of them inelegant and boring – bog standard shrubs you find in a variety of municipal situations... Continue reading...
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New Year resolutions for the garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
01 January 2012 at 15:41
Your garden is one of the few places where you can make easily attainable New Year resolutions. Continue reading...
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Choosing holly varieties to grow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
16 December 2011 at 17:08
If you want a really good berrying holly for your garden then here are my top three[...] Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
05 December 2011 at 16:23
Have you planted your bulbs yet? Or are they still sitting in boxes in the shed? Continue reading...
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Growing Russian vine

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Many years ago when I was a landscaper in London, I had a regular client who had a tiny garden in Wandsworth. Continue reading...
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Unseasonal weather

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
In just 12 months my garden has experienced heavy snow, a spring heatwave followed by a drab, damp summer, then a second heatwave in autumn. Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Plants
31 October 2011 at 16:22
When visiting large gardens during spring, I always admire the drifts of dwarf flowering bulbs growing up through wide expanses of grass. Continue reading...
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