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Of cabbage trees and starlings
For the last week, a flock of around 20 starlings has descended daily on a nearby cabbage palm.
Hummingbird hawkmoth
The hummingbird hawkmoth has been visiting my mum’s garden, but then she does live in the Mediterranean climate of the Sussex coast.
Bulbs for autumn planting
It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. September has rolled round, which means it's time to order bulbs for autumn planting.

Apple tree varieties
It's exciting when September arrives: with the final plums picked, cooked or frozen, I can enjoy the first of my home-grown apples.
Compost heaps and bean trenches
I conducted an experiment on the allotment this year: rather than putting weeds and kitchen waste onto a large heap, I dug them into a trench.
A good year for tomato crops
This summer has been all about tomatoes for me. I seem to have had more questions and heard more stories about this much loved crop than ever before.