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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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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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