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BRIAN KIDD: Strange but true, now’s the time to plant your snowdrops

Oh dear... the weather has been a bit of a problem, and for several days Pam and I have stayed indoors because the back garden is too wet.

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Preparing for a season of table top tales

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Preparing for a season of table top tales

I should be working in our community garden this week but our wonderful ‘garden angels’ from Creative Advances have been in as usual with Faye to help water, weed, dig and hoe.

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Runner beans are a perfect first vegetable for children to grow

BRIAN KIDD: Getting kids to grow vegetables and jobs for the weekend

Our gardening expert answers your queries

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Wooden handmade swing.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gifts

Check out these fantastic gift ideas for those green-fingered folk...

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Getting rid of bamboo needs lots of patience.

BRIAN KIDD: How to kill bamboo and jobs for the week ahead

Our gardening expert answers your queries

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It's a big job, but replanting an herbaceous border should be done every three years.

BRIAN KIDD: Now’s the time to revitalise the backbone of your garden

I’m hoping the weather will be kind as I want to get on with urgent work on our herbaceous border.

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: I could get used to this walking thing

SOUTHSEA GREEN: I could get used to this walking thing

In a week of flowers and exchanges of hearts, I took a rainy walk through the streets of Southsea in my recycled wellies.

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Seaweed - free from any public beach

BRIAN KIDD: Seaweed – the perfect manure for improving light, sandy soils

Again, thank you for your letters. This week’s article is inspired by Sally who lives alongside the sea at Hayling Island where her soil dries out because it’s so sandy and the wind blows it on to the beach.

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Hamamellis mollis Chinese witchhazel

BRIAN KIDD: Finds a plant on the A27 and work to be done this weekend

Our gardening expert with a selection of your e-mails and letters

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Add a continental touch to a sunny border with cannas

BRIAN KIDD: Impress your friends with this canny tip for the border

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get into the greenhouse to get plants started in an attempt to bring summer back.

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One of horticulture's beauties - a white camellia

BRIAN KIDD: Replacing paved areas with a lawn and readers’ queries

Our gardening expert answers your e-mails and letters

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Daphne Jacqueline Postill  Picture: Magnus Manske

BRIAN KIDD: The curse of the daphne sawfly and jobs for the week ahead

Our gardening expert digs deep into this week’s inbox

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: A time to look forward

SOUTHSEA GREEN: A time to look forward

We have had a spell of very cold weather which hopefully has killed off all the nasties left in the soil from the damp autumn weather, and now we can look forward.

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It's hard work but you can turn clay into manageable and fertile soil

BRIAN KIDD: Garden on clay? There IS a way to make it work for you

Have no doubt about it, if worked well clay soil is very fertile.

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African violets look great in an aquarium. Remove fish first.

BRIAN KIDD: Want ultra-trendy violets? Put them in a fish tank

I started cutting down the old dead stems on the plants in the herbaceous border at home, but because of the wind and rain had to stop.

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Don't risk planting supermarket potatoes

BRIAN KIDD: Should I plant supermarket spuds? PLUS Jobs for the weekend

Our gardening expert answers your questions

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Keep cosy and make big plans for your plot

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Keep cosy and make big plans for your plot

January, brrrrrrr. It would be great if we could all go abroad for this horrible month.

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Redundant sinks can be converted into miniature alpine gardens

BRIAN KIDD: A kitchen sink drama – ideal for alpines

I had a lovely lettter from Mrs Williams who lives at Southsea.

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Grow your own walnuts - it will take a decade

BRIAN KIDD: Your letters and this week’s jobs

Our gardening expert answers your horticultural queries

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