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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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Plants for shade

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
17 June 2013 at 11:41
At the extravaganza that was BBC Gardeners' World Live last week, my friend Joe Swift gave a couple of jolly talks about shade-loving plants. Continue reading...
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Lily beetles

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
14 June 2013 at 13:56
I spent a delightful day in Sway last weekend. It was their open gardens day, and I was met by a gaggle of gardeners who had all kinds of gardening questions. Continue reading...
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Rosebay willowherb

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
06 June 2013 at 15:47
My mum is on what she calls ‘The 20-Weeds-a-Day Plan’. This involves walking around the garden every afternoon and pulling up 20 weeds... Continue reading...
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Seed Club - emptying the greenhouse

By Sally Nex in Plants
05 June 2013 at 10:59
At the moment my garden is busier than the M25 on a Friday afternoon. Trays of seedlings are queuing nose-to-tail to get out of the cold frame... Continue reading...
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Growing cow parsley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
03 June 2013 at 13:42
I made the mistake, many years ago, of thinking that cow parsley was so lovely that I planted it (or at least shook some seed around) in my garden. Continue reading...
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Rain-damaged plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
28 May 2013 at 12:28
I returned home on Thursday just in time for temperatures below 10ºC and battering rains. The catmint had been bashed about something chronic by the weather... Continue reading...
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