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Why is my Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) not like Alan’s???

Every week I email a gardening question to the panel of experts at BBC Radio Norfolk’s The Garden Party  and then eagerly listen to the programme the following day, scribbling down the gems of information they kindly offer. Sometimes Laila sends a question or two as well. This is a transcript of the advice that The…

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Propagating Lavender at the Villas…

Lavender Seeds Early this year I bought a packet of Munstead Lavender seeds that have been very successful, the resulting plantlets currently doing well in a nursery bed in the fruit cage. However I was interested to try a bit of propagating this time because it looked easy, it’s free and because you can never…

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Sow and So Sunflower Competition 2013

Competition At the beginning of the growing season Bridget and I got into an amicable but quite serious competition… who could grow the tallest sunflower. I boldly started sowing a bit earlier than Bridget in the hope that this would make a difference, caring for the seedlings in the polytunnel where it was already warm…

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