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Plants for autumn interest

By Adam Pasco in Plants
30 September 2013 at 14:14
As we move into autumn, and the crescendo of vibrant colour from pots, baskets, bedding and hardy perennials fades away, it's all too easy to think the garden is shutting up shop for the year. Far from it! Continue reading...
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Five daffodils to grow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 September 2013 at 14:58
...here are my five favourite daffodils - at the moment. I do, of course, reserve the right to change my mind at a moment’s notice. Continue reading...
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Looking ahead to spring

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
20 September 2013 at 10:56
As the honeysuckle flowers become berries and the herbaceous plants fade, my spring-flowering plants are stepping up a gear. Continue reading...
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Putting hardy gerberas to the test

By Adam Pasco in Plants
17 September 2013 at 10:33
I was somewhat sceptical when I first heard about garvineas – a new range of gerberas that are said to be hardy perennials. But, as they say, the proof of the pudding... Continue reading...
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Sowing hollyhocks

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
09 September 2013 at 13:41
I love hollyhock spires in late summer, and watching the last of the year’s bees pollinating them. They also produce masses of seeds and are very easy to grow. Continue reading...
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Collecting prickly seeds

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
09 September 2013 at 13:00
I have been collecting seeds of Eryngium giganteum - this is easier said than done, as the seeds are needle sharp Continue reading...
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Growing teasels

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
23 August 2013 at 11:46
...if a single plant can be a home for wildlife, then the fuller’s teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, is a high-rise tower block. Continue reading...
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Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

By Adam Pasco in Plants
19 August 2013 at 13:13
While exploring the trial ground I was stopped in my tracks by a beautiful blue lace flower. How had I never noticed it before? Continue reading...
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Growing irises

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
12 August 2013 at 09:51
Cast your mind back to early June. You'll remember the magnificence of bearded Irises with their full-blown flowers as stately as galleons. Continue reading...
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Vine weevil

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
07 August 2013 at 10:30
My last garden was free of vine weevil for eight blissful years. Prior to that, the evil weevils destroyed my poor plants’ roots. Continue reading...
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