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Roses are a group of popular shrubs, climbers, and groundcover plants. Because of their variation in growth forms they can be grown as groundcover, in borders, containers, or over arches. They are relatively easy to grow and offer a wide range of colours and scents in the garden.  The word rosa comes from the Greek …

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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a wonderfully versatile annual herb from the pea family (Fabaceae). It is native to Southern Europe, the Middle East and Western Asia. It was first mentioned in the Egyptian Medical Ebers Papyrus in 1500BCE as a medical herb and to embalm the dead. The fenugreek plant is quite hardy and reaches …

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If you have been lucky recently, you may have been out walking on the moors or grasslands and seen a kind of crazy candy-floss looking plant which grows in mats on and throughout other vegetation, perhaps not dissimilar to an unruly spaghetti. Its the Dodder! Genetic testing of Dodder has recently confirmed botanist's early suspicions …

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The principles of having a wildlife garden are pretty clear; you need to maximise as far as possible opportunities for native wildlife in the context of a conventional garden design. But that doesn’t necessarily involve throwing open the doors of abandon and allowing any invasive species or ugly obtrusive shrub to take over. There is …

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If you have enjoyed working on garden projects over warmer months, it may seem that Winter is a time to give up on your hobby…. waiting for Spring arrive before another flurry of gardening activity.   However, there are many useful things that you can be doing – even on the iciest day – that …

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