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the constant stream of large winged queens (and the slightly smaller males) take to the air for their mating flight. Up above, the swifts were having a bountiful harvest. I have only noticed the wingless queens this year, after they land and shed their wings
, which is basically Joe Swift, Cleve West and I messing around with plants and stuff. There are four episodes on YouTube now and we hope to make more.
money for charity.My friend Joe Swift is the president of the NGS, but I suppose not every organisation is perfect. We did however manage to get him away long enough to make this. It may be too late for Valentine's Day when you read this, but I think you
be enough to keep the topiary in good shape.AdamHand shears make the best tools, as they provide you with the most control.More on pruning and training plantsHow to make a spiral plant supportFollow Joe Swift's guide to pruning honeysuckleTrim a conifer
their way through the ashes.Fire has always been a good way to regenerate a landscape, some seeds (Sequoia for example) cannot germinate until they have been burnt and a swift blaze can burn away leaf litter and detritus that might stop new plants from
an Icelandic fisherman jealous. Sarah Raven always looks elegantly rumpled and is never seen in mucky jeans. Joe Swift needs to wear a woolly hat.People fall into habits and often have favourite gardening clothes - not always savoury and occasionally rescued
and Joe Swift, and what a team they'll make when Gardeners' World returns to our screens on Friday 12 September 2008.
is so unexpected and so swift that you're only able to take six plants from your existing garden.So which six plants will you choose? Will you go for something big - a favourite cherry or a noble oak? Maybe an evergreen to liven up your winter? A rose
. Catch Joe Swift doing something embarrassing? Click. Never again will you be stuck for a plant name: if you have a photograph you can always look it up.Some of the most spectacular pictures can be taken when it is frosty or snowy. The general dreariness
will actually be doing some gardening while rubbing shoulders with the public. Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Alys Fowler will all be around at various points.With a surging interest in everything edible, the Grow Your Own stage will also prove a popular destination