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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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Crab apple trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
This time of year the crab apples are at their most impressive: the trees are laden with little yellow or red apples that hang on until long after the last leaves have fallen. Continue reading...
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Growing orchids

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
I'm not sure I like moth orchids. They're pretty to look at when in flower, but a bit of a pain to care for if you want them to bloom again. Continue reading...
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Horse chestnut trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I've always loved horse chestnut trees and fondly remember a specimen near the house where I grew up... Continue reading...
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Boston ivy and Virginia creeper

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
My favourite plant at this time of year is a magnificent Parthenocissus that covers an old building nearby... Continue reading...
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Chrysanthemums

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Simply mentioning their name can provoke a rather snooty look of disdain. Chrysanths are very popular, but often considered brash and 'common'... Continue reading...
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Annual climbers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...As the name [morning glory] suggests, they have mostly faded away by lunchtime although, at this time of year, they last much longer. Continue reading...
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