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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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Acca sellowiana

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
13 August 2012 at 11:21
Allow me to introduce you to Acca sellowiana, previously Fejoia sellowiana and known to its close friends as the pineapple guava. Continue reading...
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Growing honeysuckle

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
10 August 2012 at 16:44
Honeysuckles shouldn’t be tricky plants to grow, but they’re often planted in the wrong place, making them susceptible to downy mildew and aphids. Continue reading...
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Phacelia tanacetifolia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
27 July 2012 at 15:50
The plant upon which this happy insect is writhing is Phacelia tanacetifolia or scorpionweed, an annual, which is not only irresistible to bees, but also hoverflies [...] Continue reading...
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Feeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
23 July 2012 at 17:23
Take a closer look at the leaves of plants and their colour will tell you whether the plant needs feeding or not. Continue reading...
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Cleavers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
12 July 2012 at 13:42
I want to complain about Galium aparine, aka cleavers, goose grass or sticky weed. It’s an annual weed endowed with great persistence [...] Continue reading...
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Growing lupins

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
18 June 2012 at 14:29
The lupin (Lupinus) is a much loved classic English cottage garden flower: not very long lived but pretty easy to grow nonetheless. Continue reading...
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