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Halloween pumpkins

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
30 October 2012 at 10:29
Last weekend I had to do something I don’t like to do - I bought some pumpkins. I did my best to be discreet and not get spotted, but it all went horribly wrong. Continue reading...
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Protecting plants from cold weather

By Adam Pasco in Plants
29 October 2012 at 16:43
The sudden drop in temperature has got me flustered. There's so much still to do, and the most urgent job is to bring any tender plants under cover. Continue reading...
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Planting acorns

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
26 October 2012 at 11:48
Yesterday I popped an acorn into a pot of compost. I've no idea what I'll do with it when it's germinated, but, for now, I have the beginnings of an oak tree in my flat. Continue reading...
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Autumn foliage favourites

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
22 October 2012 at 16:31
I have just returned from the Pacific North West. The trees were pleasingly autumnal - or I believe they were, as the rain was quite relentless. Continue reading...
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Planting spring bulbs

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
17 October 2012 at 17:07
The onset of autumn weather has been unusually late. But, undeterred, I’ve been indulging in something that tells me it must be autumn: planting bulbs. Continue reading...
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Planting snake's head fritillaries

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
12 October 2012 at 15:48
My favourite spring bulb is the beautiful snake’s head fritillary, with its exquisite chequered flowers, and I’ve just planted 20 bulbs in the green roof on my shed. Continue reading...
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Planting spring bulbs in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Plants
01 October 2012 at 16:54
There’s more to lawns than just grass. You can easily transform yours into a colourful display of spring-flowering bulbs, and now’s the time to plant them. Continue reading...
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Growing autumn cyclamen

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
24 September 2012 at 10:12
One of the first signs of autumn in this garden is the cyclamen – they are charming little things with flowers that look a bit like the Mekon from Dan Dare. Continue reading...
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Growing colchicums

By Adam Pasco in Plants
17 September 2012 at 11:59
Take your bulb, place it on a windowsill, then enjoy the flowers. With autumn-flowering colchicums, that’s all you have to do for an almost instant display. Continue reading...
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Growing yew hedges

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
10 September 2012 at 11:38
People are sometimes scared to plant yew, partly because the berries are poisonous [...] and also because they worry that it will grow too slowly. Continue reading...
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