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Using nettles in the kitchen

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
21 November 2014 at 07:12
I’m not a fan of autumn so signs of spring are very welcome, and a hearty nettle soup is just the tonic for winter blues. Continue reading...
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By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 November 2014 at 08:30
...for most of humanity now, ‘wildlife’ does not mean Serengeti wildebeest migration, or ocelots in the rainforest ... it means garden wildlife. Continue reading...
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Trees for small gardens revisited

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 November 2014 at 16:45
I am very proud of the fact that I wrote what I believe may be the most read blog. It was about trees for small gardens... Continue reading...

Collecting animal skulls

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
14 November 2014 at 11:19
I seem to have developed an interest in bones. Not for purposes of enriching the soil or anything to do with biodynamic growing practices; I just like them. Continue reading...

Diseased ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
13 November 2014 at 10:32
A fungal disease is attacking ladybirds, and researchers want to know more about it. Infected ladybirds show yellow finger-like projections on their surface – have you seen any like this? Continue reading...
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Digging beds and borders

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
10 November 2014 at 11:46
I’m a fan of feeding the soil rather than the plants, and I regularly sow green manure crops in empty spaces to make the most of this homegrown resource for improving my soil. Continue reading...

Lambs' ears and woolly bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
07 November 2014 at 09:41
Stachys byzantina is named after its velvety, blue-green leaves, said to resemble lambs' ears. But of course I'm not growing them for how they'll look. Continue reading...

Hibernating ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 November 2014 at 10:06
It’s that time of year when people start complaining of the harlequin ladybirds coming indoors. What are they doing? Where are they going? Continue reading...


By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 November 2014 at 15:41
... at this time of year, as the garden begins to fade and the winter closes in, we are all faced with an awful lot of dead and dying vegetation. Continue reading...

Planting bulbs and hiding bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
31 October 2014 at 10:29
I spent a lovely afternoon in the autumn sunshine on Monday, planting bulbs. They were planted in pots and troughs, on windowsills, steps and next to doors. Continue reading...
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