Seed of an idea

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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7th February, 2013
Gardeners, like plants, can easily be grouped into categories. The farmer or survivalist who basically lives on the premise that if it can’t be eaten or used to thatch a roof, there’s little point growing it; the artist or designer who grows for beauty, form and experience; or the botanist or scientist who is often a collector or specialist and who adores pontificating on the details. Thankfully, there’s room for all sorts in the world of gardening and we each have our roles to play. Plants are much the same, and when deliberating over the various attributes of a plant, you can expect ...

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