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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

It’s not often you can say a vegetable garden is among the best show gardens at Chelsea. But this year, it was. Veg have swept aside their non-U status in recent years and taken their rightful place on the catwalk alongside the irises and the Corten steel (actually, it’s bronze all the way this year: how soon [...]

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Some may call it a lamentable need for distraction: gardening in the age of Twitter and Facebook. I call it an inquiring mind in the pursuit of a fuller appreciation of the infinitely varied world of edible plants. But then I would, since I’m doing it. I’m talking about looking out for something different - anything different [...]

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Cherry training classes

This could end up as a very short post. Along the lines of: 1. In the April following planting, cut off your cherry tree at around knee height from the ground, just above a pair of buds. 2. Er…. that’s it. Luckily I’ve never been known for my reluctance to waffle on pointlessly and digress, [...]

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