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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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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Dividing perennials

By Adam Pasco in Plants
When did you last lift and divide congested clumps of perennial flowers in your garden? You're not alone if you're struggling to remember [...] Continue reading...
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Bluebells

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The entire woodland floor is pretty much carpeted with the things and the air filled with the faint scent of their flowers [...] Continue reading...
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Growing bamboo

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Bamboos can be divided into lectomorphs (which do run) and pachymorphs (which tend to clump). Both forms have specific uses and benefits. Continue reading...
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