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Spring jobs in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
23 April 2013 at 16:26
At last, the longer daylight hours and a bit of full-strength April sunshine has pushed some life into my garden. Continue reading...
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Hostas and slugs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 April 2013 at 13:05
As spring finally springs and the soil warms up, we should address a very common hosta problem. Continue reading...
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Seed Club - spring in the greenhouse

By Sally Nex in Plants
03 April 2013 at 17:18
Well, thank goodness for greenhouses. I've practically been living in mine this month. Continue reading...
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Growing auriculas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
22 March 2013 at 11:38
As a rule, I only grow plants that will benefit bees, moths and other pollinators. I do relax this rule, though, by growing auriculas. Continue reading...
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Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

By Adam Pasco in Plants
18 March 2013 at 14:29
Every so often in gardening, something happens that is a real game changer. I’ve seen some devastating tree diseases in my lifetime. Continue reading...
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Top 10 plants for a dream garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
22 February 2013 at 14:49
I might move house this year. It’s very early days, but the possibility of having a bigger garden is sending my plant-collecting gene into overdrive Continue reading...
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Blind daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
20 February 2013 at 07:52
The sun is shining and the daffodils are out. Nothing spells the start of spring like a mass of golden, trumpet-shaped narcissi. Continue reading...
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Growing plants for winter scent

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
04 February 2013 at 17:03
Thank heavens for winter-flowering plants. These hardy specimens often have tiny, inconsequential blooms, but they more than make up for them with their powerful, sweet fragrance. Continue reading...
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Growing a yew hedge

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
25 January 2013 at 12:54
I’m very fond of yew; I love seeing gnarled old trees in graveyards, exploring the patterns and fissures of their bark. Continue reading...
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Planting tulips late

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
14 January 2013 at 14:40
As I write this in the blushing dawn of the new year I feel it appropriate to come clean about something that I ought to have done by now. Continue reading...
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