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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.