Monthly Archives: June 2011

Don’t you know who I am?

Seeking to combine two of my areas of expertise I have a couple of times conducted a competition on The Robert Elms Show in search of the best pub garden. The Faltering Full Back in Stroud Green came first once … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful

I don’t know whether its the recession or intelligent trading policy but the 99p and pound shops of London are stocking huge amounts of gardening goods. Needless to say, a great deal of what is on offer comes from the … Continue reading

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The Leaf of the Acanthus

I have always been interested in gardening and memory. An important part of which are the associations and emotional memories that individual varieties of plants provoke within different people. To that end I was very struck by a comment made … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in the garden

Take a look at what he’s doing – Matthew worked with me in the late nineties and has developed this site

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Managing Wisteria

Not a plant that you see too many of at Chelsea. I’m writing this because I was facebooked by an ex-colleague of mine from Her Majesty’s infantry who wanted to know how and when to prune. This is what I … Continue reading

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Box Blight

Has been rampant this Spring – I’ve found it everywhere from Holborn to the Wirral. As far as I can ascertain it was the dry Spring what did it. the drought seems to have had unexpected side effects.

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Green Walls

I have been following the technological and planting advances in the Green Roof industry for a year or two, covering it for BBC London last year when the World Congress took place here in London. Whilst it is clear that … Continue reading

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