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Growing woodland anemones

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
09 April 2012 at 09:01
Anemone nemorosa, one of my favourite plants, is an early spring-flowering perennial that gets all of its business [...] out of the way before the trees come into leaf... Continue reading...
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Flowering in time for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
05 April 2012 at 09:50
At the nursery, Hortus Loci in Hampshire, the staff will be spending the next few weeks moving plants [...] to try to speed up and slow down flowering. Continue reading...
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Chaos and serendipity

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
28 March 2012 at 14:40
I’ve always tried to make my Chelsea gardens as realistic as possible [...] This year, as ever, the pursuit of reality is presenting me with something of a quandary. Continue reading...
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Primroses

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
26 March 2012 at 11:50
The primroses are flowering. Not the generally ghastly multi-coloured garden centre apologies for primroses, but the real things. Continue reading...
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Choosing plants for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Plants
22 March 2012 at 16:40
It’s amazing how important harmony is in a garden, and at Chelsea it’s even more vital than usual. Continue reading...
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Making nettle beer

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
15 March 2012 at 17:22
Nettle beer is apparently easy to make. Like soup, it can be made from a fairly standard recipe, used for a variety of beverages Continue reading...
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Yew

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
27 February 2012 at 15:24
[...] regardless of the type of garden, there are some plants that transcend fashion, time and style, plants that will work in pretty much any garden. Continue reading...
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Escallonia

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
24 February 2012 at 11:37
Last summer I walked past a hedge that was so covered in bumblebees it was moving. But I actually heard it before I saw it: buzzzzzzz... Continue reading...
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Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
13 February 2012 at 15:34
[...] I have noticed some very sinister goings on: something is disfiguring leylandii hedges with brown patches. Continue reading...
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Colourful winter stems

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
30 January 2012 at 11:24
High on the list of good things about winter sunshine is the way it shows off the colourful winter stems of willows. Continue reading...
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