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How youthful plant lovers are shaking up staid old horticultural ways | James Wong
The younger generation is creating exciting new techniques and aesthetics via YouTube and Instagram

James Wong

16, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Why are we breeding such ugly flowers?
Gaudy blooms in jarring colours… a clear case of gilding the lily

James Wong

02, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Ring in the new: plants for 2022
Four show-stopping new varieties for your garden

James Wong

26, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Not all orchids are fuss pots
Exotic blooms aren’t all hard to look after. These orchids are a lot tougher than they look and are easy to look after

James Wong

19, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Leave the rake in the shed
Let leaves lie where they fall – it saves you some work, and is good for the soil, says James Wong

James Wong

12, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Digging up Hollywood’s plant howlers
Painting out evidence of agricultural vehicles in Gladiator would have been easy, says James Wong. But film sets are full of botanical errors

James Wong

14, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Two tips for growing maidenhair ferns as houseplants | James Wong
I found these indoor plants tricky until I had a few growing lessons from a childhood hero

James Wong

07, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Why a glasshouse is the zenith of garden design
Growing rare tropical species in a glasshouse creates a magical world we can step into from a grey British winter

James Wong

31, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Why watering can make wilting worse
It’s a dilemma: the same ill effects can be caused by too much or too little water. By James Wong

James Wong

24, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Cloning new plants is best done in winter
Here’s all you need to know to make a nice job of it, says James Wong

James Wong

17, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Fruit not veg is the way to go for rich rewards
Plant an apple tree or a berry bush and, over time, compared to growing veg, it’s much less work for a far greater yield

James Wong

10, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Why anemones are all about no-fuss thrills
For a blast of colour as we drift into autumn, anemones are a great option. They’re easy to grow and tolerate shade and cold

James Wong

03, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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