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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

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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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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Dead-head your delphiniums and you should get another show in the autumn.

BRIAN KIDD: How to get herbaceous plants to bloom again

My word, after a long spell of dry weather when everything seemed to be struggling, rain saved the day and our herbaceous border has grown like mad, weeds and all.

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Bags of help

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Bags of help

Fancy getting creative? Then sow, grow and make with our Southsea Green Fingers project.

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Echium - they love the Isle of Wight and... Portchester

BRIAN KIDD... on dirty water and rare bulbs

Our gardening expert answers your questions and suggests jobs for the weekend

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Teresa Greenwood's beautiful Fareham front garden

Some marvellous gardens that didn’t quite make it

The News’ gardening guru Brian Kidd was overwhelmed with fantastic entries to this year’s Blooming Marvellous competition.

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BRIAN KIDD: Gives advice on manure problems and lists some jobs for the weekend

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

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Brian has been fending off an attack on his Brussels sprouts plants by flea beetle

BRIAN KIDD: How about a show of colour this autumn with amaryllis?

My Brussels sprouts plants have been watered every evening to keep them growing but as usual there is a pest which attacks them.

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he South East In Bloom judges visited the Fareham area where they concluded their tour with a visit to Ferneham Hall. From left: Fiona Phillips, Stuart Lees and The Mayor of Fareham Councillor Geoff Fazackarley     
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South East in Bloom judges praise standard of gardens in Fareham area

JUDGES from South and South East in Bloom visited a number of open spaces and gardens throughout the Fareham area.

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Councillor Gwen Blackett alongside the tree planted in her name.

Picture: Sarah Standing

Havant’s longest-serving councillor is honoured with a tree for 43 years of service

HAVANT’S longest-serving councillor has been honoured with a tree planted in her name.

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A  blackberry growing through a hedge

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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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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Tumbling bidens in baskets are wonderful.

BRIAN KIDD: Summer must be here: I’ve picked my first runner beans

Thank you so much for your letters. I try to answer every one either here or to you personally.

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A row of potted pelargoniums

BRIAN KIDD: Holes in your cabbage? Here’s the culprit

Our gardening expert solves your problems and sets you to work

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I have been pleased with our attractive flowering heathers, those which bloom during the winter.
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Visit eight award-winning gardens in the Fareham area

Eight Fareham in Bloom award-winning gardens will be open on July 23 for visitors.

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Feed and dead-head, feed and dead-head - your summer mantra for stunning baskets.

BRIAN KIDD: Off with their heads – for a bloomin’ marvellous summer

The hanging baskets are looking good. Why? Because they’ve been watered regularly and given a little liquid feed every other day.

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Strawberry Cambridge Favourite

BRIAN KIDD: This week’s readers’ questions and weekend jobs

Our gardening guru solves your problems and sets you homework for the weekend

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Martin Griffin's garden

BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS: Entries are pouring in, send us yours now!

Following a stellar spell of sunshine, we want to see how Bloomin’ Marvellous your gardens are looking.

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