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Gardening

Spectacular sight – the right plants in the right places

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — 13:30

I HAVE mixed memories of the Himalayan musk rose across the arch in front of the kitchen window.

Experts don’t always get it right about vegetables

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — 13:30

THEY say it is difficult to do but I have never found a problem with planting my parsnips.

How to keep wild garlic in check

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — 11:57

PERSONALLY, I love wild garlic but once it gets a foot (or bulb) hold it can be the very devil to get rid of.

The exotic plants that can thrive on the Island

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 — 13:30

THIS is a true — and surprising — tale of beauty and the beasties.

Tomatoes galore for the season ahead

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — 13:00

IT IS that tomato time of year again — and I love it.

Melt-in-the-mouth lettuce a real find

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — 13:00

THE recent salad shortage underlined not only the value of domestic farming but more especially gardening.

Lessons learned from ‘reap what you sow’

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — 11:16

A CHAP amused me at the pub on Sunday, producing a wrinkled Christmas cracker saying, which he had been carrying around, hoping to bump into me.

Surprising success of ugly vegetable

Monday, April 3, 2017 — 13:30

AN UGLY-LOOKING Kiwi customer has proved to be a surprise Thompson & Morgan best seller.

Potato planting is the start of spring

Friday, March 31, 2017 — 14:51

PLANTING seed potatoes is always an exciting precursor to the start of spring — and this year the soil has warmed enough to encourage me to pop them in the ground earlier than that uplifting time when the clocks leap forward.

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Sweet success with citrus

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — 13:00

GARDENING
WORLD-renowned gardener Beth Chatto may be 94 this year but it was in her prime when starting on the journey to create her magnificent garden that she learned what now seems a blindingly obvious maxim: Right plant, right place.

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