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Pollen

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
We were sitting in my in-laws' kitchen, when suddenly it seemed that a great cloud of smoke blew across the garden... Continue reading...
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Summer-flowering bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
March is an expensive month - I'm often tempted to order far too many summer bulbs from both mail-order companies and the internet. Continue reading...
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Designing a new garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I've been busy redesigning a great chunk of my garden. It's an important area, overlooked by our kitchen and bedroom windows so it's the first thing I see every morning when I stagger out of bed. Continue reading...
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Growing spring bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I love daffodils and spring bulbs. To get the best from these wonderful flowers, I plant up a dozen plastic aquatic baskets with spring bulbs... Continue reading...
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Gardening and cigarette cards

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I've found an interesting artefact, a remnant of a time long gone. Lurking in a cupboard I discovered an old album of Cigarette Cards assembled by my father in 1939. Continue reading...
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Frost-proof pots

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
We're all meant to be making more environmentally friendly choices and buying products that will last, rather than break within a few months and need replacing. Continue reading...
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Winter iris

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
One of the very earliest of flowering bulbs in many gardens is Iris reticulata, which is flowering away right now. Continue reading...
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Rose pruning

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's rose pruning time again. I could debate the merits of autumn pruning over spring, but I've always believed spring really is the best time to tackle pruning. Continue reading...
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Exotic plants in winter

By Adam Pasco in Plants
For many years now I've enjoyed watching a Canary Island date palm grow and flourish in a garden by the traffic lights near the end of my road. Continue reading...
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Bulbs under attack

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
For a few years my bulbs have suffered attack from both rabbits and squirrels. Continue reading...
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