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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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The Leyland cypress

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Everybody knows a leylandii hedge: every street in every town all over the land has one. Continue reading...
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Buying lily bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
There's only one way to resist the temptation of buying more bulbs and that's not to visit any garden centres at all for the next few months... Continue reading...
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Frost and potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The weather over the last few weeks has been phenomenal, even in Hampshire, the so-called 'soft south'. Continue reading...
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