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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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The winged spindle

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The leaves are 70 shades of scarlet, and they contrast with the extraordinary orange seeds and pink seed-pods. The whole plant makes an eyeball-searing spectacle - almost hallucinogenic. Continue reading...
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Choosing apple tree varieties

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I've planted dozens of fruit trees, and while some have been productive, carrying delicious crops, others have been very disappointing... Continue reading...
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Growing gunnera

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I have always found plants with big leaves fascinating. I love hearing raindrops pattering on leaf canopies whilst pushing through an overgrown path... Continue reading...
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