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Spring blossom on apple trees

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Development seems slower this year, but it's amazing how a few days of warm weather brings everything on. Continue reading...
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Pond plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Be Plant Wise, a government campaign to halt the spread of non-native, invasive pond plant species in our ponds, streams and rivers, was launched this week. Continue reading...
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Patio climbers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Last summer I discovered a twining, tender climber called Lophospermum, or lofos. I bought two varieties, 'Burgundy Falls' and 'Summer Cream', as plug plants from a mail-order seed company. Continue reading...
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Most loved plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Why is it that we have no trouble expressing our dislikes, but when it comes to things we love, we're more reticent? Continue reading...
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Summer flowers: a personal Top 10

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I don't know about you lot but I'm extremely bored of snow, frost and cold, and I need something distinctly unwintery to lift my spirits. Continue reading...
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Sowing seeds for a new garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
... after five months of having a building site for a garden, I have bought myself some Christmas topsoil, and I'm itching to get seed sowing and planting. Continue reading...
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Algae in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I've always been fascinated by algae. These simple organisms take so many forms... But right now they've gone too far... Continue reading...
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The ornamental cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
It's easy to be sniffy about the ornamental cabbage. It is quite a strange concept; an odd, Frankensteinish amalgam of vegetable and bedding plant. Continue reading...
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Most hated plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
We all have our plant prejudices. I conducted a poll in the office today to discover the 'most hated plant' of the Gardeners' World magazine and web teams. Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs late

By Adam Pasco in Plants
The same thing happens every year. I buy my bulbs in good time, and then don't make time to plant them! I've got a huge bag of tulips and other bulbs to be planted... Continue reading...
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