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and colleague for many years, died of a heart attack.We last worked together on the Gardeners' Question Time Christmas programme. I now realise how lucky I was to have been there. John was on classic form, full of that eyebrow-raising, side-splitting humour
Although I started planning what crops I'd like to grow this summer well before Christmas, my plans have just been turned upside down. The February issue of Gardeners' World Magazine contains a feature on '100 Best Veg' varieties, an inspirational
Before I start, please accept the warmest of wishes from all the team at gardenersworld.com and Gardeners' World magazine. We hope your Christmas was a happy one, and the New Year ahead brings you everything you would wish for.What a December we
.Forcing daffodils for a Christmas display.How to cross-pollinate daffodils.
pretty display for the Christmas table. In colder situations it will flower prolifically until the first frosts, then bloom intermittently in warmer spells until the end of the year.Dig in plenty of organic matter before planting the bulbs and water them
hibernator.True winter will come, but not yet, and not quite as suddenly as portrayed by Hollywood or on faux-Victorian Christmas cards.
the greenhouse at this time of year, composting or binning any winter plant casualties. Somehow after Christmas I always feel mentally tougher and better able to throw out plants I should have binned long since.Seed packets that are way past their sell-by date
Anemones make a beautiful indoor display, particularly at Christmas time. If you want to create a festive display of anemones, you'll need to 'force' the corms approximately 20 weeks ahead of the big occasion.In nature, spring bulbs and corms spend
A catastrophic and fatal error closed down the laptop on Friday and left me unable to post a blog entry last week. This followed an equally frustrating Christmas ipod incident.So I'm venting my anger by working on something that does not have a plug