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Cuckoo spit on plants

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Gardeners are well known for loving beautiful things, but it would have made anyone smile to see the sight of four garden experts pouring over a 'beautiful plant' the other evening. Continue reading...
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Wildlife and wild death

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
In East Dulwich, this year, the garden ornament of choice is ... the animal skull. Now this might seem a little macabre, but I find something rather aesthetically pleasing in the form, shape and texture of old bones. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Months of planning, designing, nurturing and planting culminate this week in a horticultural extravaganza that attracts gardeners from all over the country. Continue reading...
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Raspberries and asparagus

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
Sometimes it seems like I've had the allotment forever - I just can't imagine life without it. It seems so long ago when I look back to the early days - no shed, no raised beds, only weeds and lots of work to do. Continue reading...
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Slugs, rain and nematodes

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Where have all the flowers gone? Why did it have to happen now? Just as I had been lulled in to a false sense of security the heavens opened again. Continue reading...
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Beetles, wasps and toads

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
With luck she will now find a hollow in some secluded bank or hedge and make her nest away from any more human interference... Continue reading...
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My favourite irises

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
This is prime iris season; a few weeks when these hugely flamboyant flowers come into their own. I grow two different sorts of iris in my garden: the Siberian iris and the bearded iris. Continue reading...
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Mulching with compost

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Not that I'd admit this in public, but I think it's partly the lazy gardener in me that chooses mulching over digging - it's a far easier way to incorporate bulky organic material into soil. Continue reading...
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Chelsea Flower Show: back to earth

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
We're home after a wonderful 10 days at the Chelsea Flower Show. It was even better than I expected. Continue reading...
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Clearing out the cold frame

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
My cold frame has served its purpose brilliantly this spring, though its contents are now bursting out of the sides. Continue reading...
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