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Trees for wildlife
For several years I've been battling with the gardeners of the communal garden in my block of flats, in a bid to encourage them to be a little more wildlife friendly.
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Swallows
The East Dulwich swifts have gone, and the south London air is all the emptier for the lack of their falsetto screams.
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A week of caterpillars
For me, at least, it has been a week of caterpillars. Caterpillars on the allotment, caterpillars in the supermarket car park, caterpillars in the country.

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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.
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Growing salad leaves and culinary herbs
Growing your own salad leaves can certainly save you pounds when you consider how much those bags of mixed leaves cost, and they’ll be far fresher and crisper as well.
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Making plum vodka
For the last 10 years, my mum has made plum vodka for the Big Boxing Day Family Party, using plums from her Victoria plum tree.