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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
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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Growing sweet peas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The sweet pea is a British favourite; not quite as popular as the rose but definitely up there in the top five. Continue reading...
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Weeds

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The downpours we've had in Hampshire over the last few days have made a serious difference to the plants [...] Sadly, the weeds have flourished too. Continue reading...
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Summer bedding plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
I admit to not being a huge fan of annual bedding plants, but I can see their attraction. For the gardener, they provide instant results... Continue reading...
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Growing roses - rose diseases

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Are your roses martyrs to disease? Are their leaves covered with black spots or a white overcoat of powdery mildew? Continue reading...
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Growing giant sunflowers - planting out

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Last month, we challenged you to break the World Record for growing the tallest sunflower... Now, in late May, we should all have good, strong sunflowers ready to plant out... Continue reading...
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