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    Plant Combination 'Dry Sun'

    Plant Combination "Dry Sun"

    Dry sunny spots can be tricky, but if you invest in plants, which once established, can cope without much water, then you will not need to do too much maintenance.

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    Helen's monthly choice

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    Sally on allotments

    Sally on allotments

    Rogue's Gallery: Garlic rust

    23 July, 2014

    My garlic has turned ginger. And not in a good way. It happened just about overnight, a few weeks ago...

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    James on plants

    James on plants

    Hole in one

    23 July, 2014

    It is, possibly, one of the laws of physics that you cannot have mass without void – although I am...

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    Laetitia on being creative

    Laetitia on being creative

    Lemon Verbena

    27 June, 2014

    One of my very first knock-you-over moments in gardening came when I went to visit a gorgeous house...

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    Mark on Chelsea

    Mark on Chelsea

    The Laurent-Perrier Team

    22 May, 2014

    After all the hard work of the last few weeks it was time to celebrate last night. Everyone involved with...

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    We've put together this section of the website to help answer as many of your questions about common pests, diseases and weeds as possible.

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    Crocus care tips

    Crocus care tips

    Taking cuttings is one of the great pleasures of summer gardening. You can propagate a wide range of plants at this time of the year for little or no cost.

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    What kind of gardener are you?

    Let us help you decide what type of gardener you are and the style of garden you are trying to create.

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