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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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Growing rosebay willowherb

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
15 July 2013 at 11:48
Rosebay willowherb is not, as you could easily imagine, a pouting starlet on the brink of a promising career in Eastenders, but a weed... Continue reading...
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Growing foxgloves

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 July 2013 at 11:25
My foxgloves are finally flowering. Well, some of them are – they’ve been particularly slow to bloom this year, as they’re normally in flower by late May. Continue reading...
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Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
01 July 2013 at 11:28
I really do not know how I first acquired Geranium ‘Bill Wallis’. All I know is that it was one of the first plants we ever put in our garden, and it is still there. Continue reading...
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Caterpillar in the honeysuckle

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 June 2013 at 12:05
Last week, while enjoying a rare moment sitting in the garden, I caught sight of a movement out of the corner of my eye. Continue reading...
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Plant trends

By Adam Pasco in Plants
24 June 2013 at 12:01
I’ve been polishing my crystal ball in preparation for a seminar I’m giving this week, on plant trends, at the HTA National Plant Show. Continue reading...
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