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My favourite garden centre

First of all, is it really a garden centre? Well, partly, but it’s called The Camden Plants Centre and that is very much the focus of the place: Plants. Of course it has pots, canes, bonemeal and a discreet stock … Continue reading

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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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