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As someone who has always struggled to keep lupins alive, what with woolly aphids, rot – and plants that seem to lose the will to live beyond their first season – the vast drifts of naturalized Russell lupins on the South Island must count amongst my Top 10 encounters with plants – ever. lupins
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Anellino giallo are a blue bean with a yellow pod that look amazing and taste great.
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A quick update from the garden focusing on some of the beautiful pink plants in flower.
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Over the last ten years Ursula Cholmeley has achieved great things at Easton, in fact what she has achieved is a marvel.
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The process of ‘curing’ the bales starts by soaking on one day and ‘feeding’ them with fish, blood and bonemeal on the second day, repeating this process for 10
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When winter seems reluctant to leave, we gardeners love to get outside and get on with things, but even though the temperatures are low, the strength of the sun is increasing daily. This is something I'm very aware of as I have a tiny area of skin damage on my nose which could turn to to a basal ...
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We had been admiring the snow clad Southern Alps for some days as we travelled around and were greatly looking forward to the literal and metaphorical high point – our visit to Mount Cook. Mount Cook The evening before the sky was deep blue and cloudless, the morning after equally so, ...
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A look at the Wildflower Meadows of the Abruzzo National Park and some of most beautiful plants.
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Between my grandfather and WWOOF, I was always going to be a gardener
Working Weekends on Organic Farms was the brainchild of Sue Coppard who has watched her idea grow from five people to a thriving international charity.
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A look at the Wildflower Meadows of the Abruzzo National Park and some of most beautiful plants.
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I visited Perch Hill last weekend to see the various structures before they all disappear beneath their coverings of plants.
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A look at some simple plant supports using natural material. I'll be visiting Perch Hill soon to see how the experts do it.
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Garden writer, blogger and author and lifelong gardener
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I am the contributing gardens editor for the UK edition of Country Living magazine and blog independently as The Enduring Gardener.  I also write freelance features  for several other garden titles. When not sitting in front of the computer I spend most of my time working outside in the garden which could best be described as abundant and overflowing!
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