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Build me up buttercup

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
For me, buttercups will always be a reminder of early summer, of lush young grass and slightly debauched picnics. Continue reading...
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Companion plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Organic gardeners usually refer to companion plants as those deterring pests in some way. Tagetes planted alongside tomatoes and crops is a good example... Continue reading...
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One for the woad

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
When I was at school we used to sing a song (to the tune of Men of Harlech) which went "Tramp up Snowdon, with our woad on. Never mind if we get rained or snowed on!" Continue reading...
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Cow parsley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Cow parsley is a pretty biennial native plant that scatters itself along roadsides and hedgerows. Continue reading...
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Perfect hostas

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's hard to believe how quickly plants have grown in my garden over the past few weeks. My hostas are doing particularly well. Continue reading...
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Nectaroscordum of the gods

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
While I'm always smitten by the spherical flowers of most alliums [...] I'm particularly fond of the greater subtlety of nectaroscordum. Continue reading...
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Pruning wisteria

By Adam Pasco in Plants
For the past few weeks I've been enjoying the wonderful sight of my weeping wisteria coming into flower. Continue reading...
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Look at your bulbs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
One of the most important jobs at this time of year [...] can be done very easily wearing quite inappropriate footwear and clutching a glass of something. Continue reading...
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Exotic colour in April

By Adam Pasco in Plants
...sometimes you don't want your garden to look like everyone else's, and would prefer a plant or two that few others have. Continue reading...
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Flower show season

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
While the large flower shows are pretty mind-blowing it's the local flower shows that get me excited about growing plants and vegetables. Continue reading...
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