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Gardening

March gardening highlights

March gardening highlights

LOUISE MIDGLEY enjoys spring colour and the promise of things to come in her garden In March, no two days are the same. Growth is rapid and a shrub that’s in bud one day can be in full flower the next. Yesterday I noticed the Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ had finally...

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Heavenly Hellebores

Heavenly Hellebores

With a flowering season from winter to late spring, plants in the hellebore family are a great asset in our gardens says LOUISE MIDGLEY The influential garden designer and horticulturalist, Gertrude Jekyll, is partly responsible for the popularity of hellebores today....

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Glorious Galanthus

Glorious Galanthus

Snowdrops are at their most magnificent in February and worth seeking out in gardens across the country says LOUISE MIDGLEY Snowdrops defy winter; their noses push through the ground as early as December and by February these delicate, resilient little plants are in...

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Happy holly days

Happy holly days

Statuesque, sculptural and seasonally evergreen, holly bears the crown in any winter landscape says LOUISE MIDGLEY but you need to plant soon to guarantee a berry Christmas It’s only after the leaves have fallen and perennials have retreated underground that the bare...

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