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BRIAN KIDD: Just perfect for winter: these orchids love central heating

A visit to a good garden centre is enhanced when there is a display of phalaenopsis orchids.

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Not just for vampires. Garlic paste will keep cats at bay too.

BRIAN KIDD: Readers’ questions and jobs for this weekend

Your problems solved by our horticultural wizard as well as a whole list of jobs - yes, even in November.

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Hunter Red Original Tall Gloss Boot

Gardening: 4 of the best wellington boots

We look at 5 of the best boots for the garden

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: The head gardener writes...

SOUTHSEA GREEN: The head gardener writes...

I’m head gardener at Southsea Green community garden. I advise volunteers and plot-holders on planting.

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Bulb fields in all their glory are one of the most stunning sights in horticulture.

BRIAN KIDD: Tulips might have faded from fashion, but we love them!

In the 1960s we grew more tulips in fields in eastern parts of England than were grown in Holland.

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Cherry tree Stella

BRIAN KIDD: Gardening jobs for the weekend and your problems solved

Our horticultural hotshot dips into his inbox and sets you to work

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Make a clean cut just below a leaf joint.

BRIAN KIDD: Now is the perfect time to take your hardwood cuttings

The weather has stopped work at the allotment, but last weekend I picked a dozen lovely runner beans.

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Brain recommends pea Feltham First.

BRIAN KIDD: How do I save my 50p orchid?

Our gardening expert solves your problems and has a list of jobs for you this weekend

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Narcissus Geranium.

BRIAN KIDD: Dripping gutters? Then you need primula denticulata...

Let’s have a look at a few plants which will give us a spring to look forward to.

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Scabious

BRIAN KIDD: What does FBB mean?

Our gardening expert answers your letters and suggests jobs for the weekend.

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Chrysanthemums bought in pots and added to the border look great in autumn.

BRIAN KIDD: Mum’s the word for an added splash of autumn fire in borders

Everyone seems to want to get on with planting for spring, but do hold on until you have a frost which kills the summer bedding plants before rushing out there trying to clear everything away.

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Dahlia Brandaris

BRIAN KIDD: Weekly tips for gardeners and their problems solved

Our gardening expert dips into his postbag.

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Runner beans - perfect for getting children interested in gardening.

BRIAN KIDD: From these seeds, mighty gardeners might sprout

Children are on holiday and it might be difficult to find interesting things for them to do. Here are some suggestions which might fill a few days and encourage them to take an interest in the garden.
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I have been pleased with our attractive flowering heathers, those which bloom during the winter.
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BRIAN KIDD: From pom poms to cactus, dahlias just keep on giving

BRIAN KIDD: From pom poms to cactus, dahlias just keep on giving

One of my favourite summer flowering plants is the dahlia. Pam and I love them because of the wonderful colours,shapes and sizes.
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BRIAN KIDD: Sorts out a problem hedge and gives you work for the weekend

Our gardening expert answers your e-mails and letters and sets you some tasks for the weekend
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Camellia Debbie

BRIAN KIDD: Solves problems with celery and has plenty of jobs for the weekend

Our gardening expert answers your questions and sets you to work for the weekend
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SOUTHSEA GREEN: our pledge to save trees

SOUTHSEA GREEN: our pledge to save trees

This week we started a new growing project with the University of Portsmouth which is researching the use of hydroponics in the community. Will send more news on that next week, except to say if you have an interest please pop into the garden and talk to Jean or message us on Facebook to get involved.
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