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Gardening

Choices, choices

Jamie Cable visits Columbia Road flower market, in Bethnal Green

Praise for Prunus

Gardening: "Blossom" is such a loaded word: it says so much more than "flower". It speaks of abundance. It describes a culmination in itself, but also hints at further gifts in the future

Varieties’ showing

Varieties’ showing

THE kitchen table is covered in packets of vegetable seed - mostly bought, a few home-collected, and a couple of mysterious gifts from other gardeners. I am planning what to grow in my small vegetable plot this year. As with most shopping, I have learnt that the annual seed...

Sign of spring

Gardening: The snowdrop's history on our shores is a perfect example of the domestication of a garden plant. An alien species is introduced, perhaps by accident or out of curiosity. Its merits are appreciated, and it is shared between gardeners

Gifts of fun flora

Jamie Cable chooses gifts for aspirant horticulturists

Tenacious tulips

Gardening: IN HIS Guardian column, the late, great plantsman Christopher Lloyd said that if he could have only one spring flower, it would be the tulip. Now is the time to plant them

Berried treasure

Gardening: Most mature gardens have a patch of ivy somewhere, and, if it has been allowed to climb and reach the extent of its support, it is probably flowering now. The spherical arrangement of flowers is a good source of nectar for insects late in the year

Alfresco study

Jami Cable: My foot slips off the horticultural pedal in August. I am content just to imbibe the garden. It seems unfair to goad you into action with a "things to do now" list. Instead, I will share my best read of the summer, and my favourite nursery

Ethereal effects

Jamie Cable selects five perennials that stand out in the ethereal stakes

Crazy paving

Jamie Cable: IN GARDENS in London, hard surfaces and new buildings are replacing vegetation at the rate of two-and-a-half times the area of Hyde Park each year

Holiday drinking

Gardening: For holiday pot-plant care, you may know an instinctive gardener who can step in, or you may feel inclined to leave detailed instructions. In my experience, a casual "keeping an eye on things" leads to casualties. Non-gardeners just do not read the signs; so it is worth taking a few measures beforehand.

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