Monthly Archives: March 2013

Caveat Emptor

“Let the buyer beware”, said the Romans.  It was always so.  There are hazards that come with the purchasing of plants. The most obvious is the weeds that lurk in the top of every nursery pot. Pre-eminent among these is … Continue reading

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Watched Pots

If a watched pot never boils – then what about a watched seed-pot?  Owing to the persistent cold weather I have been indoors, and I’ve sown lots of seeds, including some old ones that I thought would probably not germinate, … Continue reading

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A Useful Plant

One of the brightest things in my garden at present is a form of the “Sweet Flag” – Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’.  It’s a grass-like plant, but more closely related to the Arum family. It forms spreading fans of long, gold-variegated … Continue reading

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Pruning and Memories

At last a good day for gardening.  It was pleasant, mild and the sun shone (for a short while…). I’ve been putting off the pruning.  I could say I was concerned that cold weather might damage the growing buds.  But … Continue reading

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