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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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Ivy

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
For two years, I have been trying to grow climbing plants to cover the walls of my garden... Continue reading...
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Hybrid musk roses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Please allow me to introduce you to Rosa 'Penelope'. You may have met her before or, if not her, then possibly one of her equally gorgeous sisters. Continue reading...
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Growing multi-headed tulips

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I'm not sure why multi-headed tulips aren't more widely grown, as I've found their performance outstanding in patio pots. Continue reading...
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Growing alliums: best varieties

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Looking at the bulb catalogue that is sitting on my desk as I write, I see that there are no fewer than one hundred and sixty one varieties of allium. Continue reading...
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Leaf scorch

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Even though we've not had a great summer so far in Hampshire, the leaves of many of my garden plants are suffering from scorch. Continue reading...
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Growing fragrant sweet peas

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Ask any seed company to name their Top 10 bestselling flowers and you'll regularly find sweet peas in first place. Continue reading...
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Sunflowers and hoverflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
For me, the competition to grow a giant sunflower is over. My six sunflowers are either in flower or just about to bloom... Continue reading...
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Growing eryngiums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I love eryngiums: they are about the only plants that manage to be architectural, delicate, pretty and slightly dangerous. Continue reading...
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Fasciation

By Richard Jones in Plants
06 July 2011 at 15:27
I remember, very clearly, finding a fasciated marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre, somewhere in the flood plain of the River Cuckmere, near Alfriston, Sussex, when I was aged 12 or 13. Continue reading...
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