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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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Protecting daffodil shoots

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
When we moved into our house we planted daffodil bulbs by the sackful. The result each spring is phenomenal - our drive is flanked with gold. Continue reading...
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Introducing Parrotia persica

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Do you know a tree called Parrotia persica? At this time of year it is a light among the gloom. Continue reading...
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Scented bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Breathe deeply as you enter my sitting room this month and you'll take in the powerful, almost intoxicating fragrance of paper-white narcissi. Continue reading...
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Snowdrop season

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...there is something particularly gorgeous about the intricate and delicate tracery to be found beneath the skirts of a snowdrop. Continue reading...
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