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Begonias

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Big, blousy and beautiful, either you love begonias or hate them. I'll admit to being torn between the two, loving them in private but being a little embarrassed to admit my affections in public. Continue reading...
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Spring flowers - my least favourites

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
I think it is time for another deeply prejudiced personal rant about my least favourite plants. Continue reading...
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Spring flowers - primrose and rosemary

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
20 March 2008 at 17:18
Easter always reminds me of my childhood ... we used to pick bunches of primroses (Primula vulgaris), tie them up with coloured wool, place them in baskets and decorate the church. Continue reading...
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Spring blossom - blackthorn

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Like most gardeners, I have a nose for a bargain, so a gorgeous-looking plant that also produces fruit scores double points. Continue reading...
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Homes for Wildlife

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
I thought my garden was already quite a haven for mammals, birds and insects, but there is always more you can do for them. With this in mind I've just registered to take part in the RSPB Homes for Wildlife scheme. Continue reading...
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Spring is on the way

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Wandering around this morning I have noticed that spring has been inching in under cover of the bad weather. Continue reading...
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Achimene - hot water plants

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
The Victorians knew their plants, and the gorgeous hot water plant, achimene, was one of their favourites. Continue reading...
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Chelsea Flower Show countdown

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
There are nine weeks to go to the Chelsea Flower Show and we are beginning to feel the pressure. Continue reading...
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Preparing beds for planting

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
We allotmenteers are made of stern stuff and have been out weathering the storm and preparing our beds for planting. Continue reading...
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Gardening in gales, rain, and hail

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Like the rest of the country, we have been hit some extraordinary weather in recent days. Even here on my hillside... the extent of the damage to my house and garden is incredible. Continue reading...
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