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Leaf fall

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
A sharp cold spell followed by wet weather has left my lawn carpeted with leaves. At least they've all fallen at once this year, rather than dropping slowly over many weeks. Continue reading...
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All the leaves are brown

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
Hooray - it's officially turning wintry! We've had a couple of good sharp frosts - the kind that knock all those leaves that have been hanging onto the trees rather annoyingly off in one fell swoop. Continue reading...
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Top of the veg

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
My father tells a story of when he was in the army. A particularly pompous officer lifted the lid of a dish of vegetables and snorted "carrots are not an officer's vegetable" before storming off. Continue reading...
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Greenhouse fund

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
I splashed out and bought myself a greenhouse, in fact the greenhouse of my dreams a few years ago. A lovely red cedar affair with a brick base... Continue reading...
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Cup and saucer vine

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
A wooden obelisk at the heart of my formal garden plays host to a variety of annual climbers, but I've grown tired of sweet peas in recent years. Continue reading...
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Knowing your onions

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
After a good few years of vegetable growing I would go so far as to say that I know a thing or two about onions and their cultivation. Continue reading...
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Bargains galore

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Whenever I stop to think just how much effort has gone in to the raising, nurturing and production of plants in nurseries and garden centres I can't help but be amazed how inexpensive they are... Continue reading...
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Your tulips were made for kissin'...

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
November is the month to plant tulips. There are few things more wonderful in this world than to cradle a tulip bulb in your hand. Continue reading...
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Turning over a new leaf

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
What a glorious week it has been. With such clear skies and sunshine how could I resist writing about autumn leaves? Continue reading...
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No fly zone

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
On Saturday I turned over a rose leaf to reveal a bizarre furry blob - the wingless female of the vapourer moth, Orgyia antiqua. Continue reading...
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