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Anna Pavord's A to Z of pests and problems: P is for passageways, pests and pruning

Our green-fingered correspondent Anna Pavord continues her A-Z of horticultural pests and problems standing between you and your perfect garden

Southern comfort: How a remarkable tropical garden sprung up in a corner of Camberwell

Clive Pankhurst has turned the space at the back of the house into a magnificent oasis

Weekend work: Time to divide bearded irises

What to do

Reap what you sow: It's not as difficult as you think to grow peas and squash

One warm, still evening in mid-July I picked the first peas, the first cucumber and the first courgette. My husband was away sailing in the Shetlands. The booty was mine, all mine. I made fat batons of the cucumber and ate them, dipped in hummus, as I sat outside shelling the peas. In the fading light, the rooks sailed in overhead, hundreds of them, chattering, clattering, making for their roost in the alder trees below the house.

Weekend work: Time to tend to camellias

What to do

Weekend work: Time to re-pot cyclamen corms

What to do

A buzz in the air: The best plants for bumblebees

Bumblebees have staged a comeback in Anna Pavord's garden - and she knows which plants to thank for it...

Weekend work: Time to prune climbing roses

What to do

Room with a view: How a central London roof top became a spectacular garden in the sky

Mark Baxter and his partner needed a garden designer who could turn their Bermondsey Street roof garden into a sleek, sharp space sympathetic to the rest of the flat. Enter Charlotte Rowe...

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