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DVD: The Victorian Garden series

The Victorian Kitchen Garden is one of those DVDs that I reach for when the weather is too bad for actual gardening. The series follows Head Gardener Harry Dodson as he recreated a typical Victorian kitchen garden on an estate in Chilton Foliat near Hungerford. Each programme represents a month …

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HRH The Prince of Wales on Gardeners’ World

The Prince of Wales is to appear on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World at the end of July. Prince Charles invited presenter Adam Frost to Highgrove House to explain how gardeners can help prevent threats against plants and trees. The programme will explore the Prince’s love for gardens and British landscapes. …

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How to Deal with Bindweed

Reduce the vigour of bindweed, both Convolvulus arevensis, field bindweed with pink flowers, and Calystegia sepium, hedge bindweed with white flowers and longer stems. I have cleared or almost cleared both on large areas, but needed 2-3 years for that. No dig helps enormously. You can compost all of it …

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