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Gardening: 5 of the best containers

We look 5 of the best garden containers

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Feed your cucumbers now.

GARDENING: Jobs for the weekend with Brian Kidd

 Plenty here to keep you occupied outdoors in the next few days.
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A bed of pink and white petunias - which will take a lot of dead-heading.

GARDENING: Brian Kidd answers your questions

Our horticultural hotshot dips into his inbox  to solve your problems.
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Elaeagnus maculata Aurea  - its golden leaves shine in winter.

GARDENING: Shrubs which are suitable for those who live in flats

Thank you again for your letters. This week I am responding to three received from readers who live in flats and would like advice on shrubs which are easy to grow in pots and containers.
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You need to let your asparagus grow now - tall, ferny stems like these.

  GARDENING: Jobs for the weekend

  Brian Kidd sets you to work.
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Date revealed for gardening club’s annual show

A YEARLY gardening club show will be taking place in August, it has been revealed.

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Try cosmos to extend the flowering life of your borders.

GARDENING: Brian Kidd’s tips for getting your border to flower all summer long

I’ve had a letter from Leonard at Cosham who loves his flower borders. But like most of us he realises that nearly all herbaceous plants bloom for about three weeks and then there’s nothing but foliage.
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SOUTHSEA GREEN: We’ve launched our crowd-gardening scheme

SOUTHSEA GREEN: We’ve launched our crowd-gardening scheme

Down the garden path something rather beautiful is beginning to emerge from the mud of winter. How beautiful?
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Havant summer garden show will return next month – here’s how you can take part

A POPULAR gardening fixture is set to return next month.

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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Mystery of the old pond

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Mystery of the old pond

My nanny’s garden seemed endless when I was little. In truth, it wasn’t, but when you’re six, the bottom of the garden seems a long way away.       
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Put grease bands around trees to stop ants climbing them.

GARDENING: Jobs for the weekend with Brian Kidd

  Your 'to do' list for the next few days.
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Putting up a polytunnel in windy conditions can be more than testing.

GARDENING: Brian Kidd solves your problems

 Our horticultural hotshot raids his inbox to answer your questions.  
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It's time to plant out your leeks.

GARDENING: Jobs for the week with Brian Kidd  

Our gardening expert has a host of horticultural tasks for you to tackle this week.
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Daffodils which need dead-heading.

GARDENING: Brian Kidd answers readers' letters and suggests jobs for the long weekend ahead

Our popular gardening expert delves into his inbox.
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The time is ripe to plant tomatoes

GARDENING: Wonderful memories of Grandma's tomatoes for Sunday tea

Some good news this week, we will be able to plant the tomatoes out into the garden now. It’s best to wait until the first week in June because the risk of frosts has gone and with a bit of luck it won’t be windy.
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Laurel bush hedge growing in a spring garden.

GARDENING: Question time with Brian Kidd

Readers' problems solved.
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Dahlias - one of the boldest plants you can grow .

GARDENING: Brian Kidd is planning for summer with dahlias

For years flowers have been blooming earlier, but this year things are back to normal – in fact people tell me everything is late and it's all because of our weather.
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Hydrangea aspera Villosa - prune after flowering.

GARDENING: Brian Kidd on hydrangea pruning and moving bamboos

Our horticultural expert answers your queries
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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Enjoy what the winter garden offers

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Enjoy what the winter garden offers

   The recent cold weather, followed by strong winds and rain have not made walking round the garden much fun. 
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SOUTHSEA GREEN: Planning for the new season

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Planning for the new season

Last weekend we met to make garden plans. A long overdue meeting for all our plot-holders and volunteers to launch the new season.
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