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Ivy bees and ivy flowers

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 October 2014 at 11:07
At last, I have found ivy bees. For the last three autumns I've routinely scoured ivy flowers in London to no avail. But last week I found what I was looking for. Continue reading...
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Boston ivy

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 October 2014 at 10:28
I have just had passed a blissful four weeks. I haven't been lying on a beach or enjoying an extended lunch. I've merely been looking out of the window a few times a day. Continue reading...
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Honey bees in gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 October 2014 at 10:09
We went to the Red House at the weekend. Everywhere was calm but there was a great deal of hubbub in the garden. The beehive was, well, a hive of activity. Continue reading...
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Harvesting apples

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
17 October 2014 at 10:00
I spent a day last week harvesting apples – the cooker ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, something similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and 'Egremont Russet'. Continue reading...

Ivy in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Plants
13 October 2014 at 14:00
Ivy can be such an attractive climber, cladding walls, fences and supports, but it doesn’t know when to stop growing. Continue reading...

Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
10 October 2014 at 16:16
I’m writing this post from my mother’s living room. I’m sitting on her ‘reading chair’ looking out to her new bird feeding station... Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 October 2014 at 11:45
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look. Continue reading...

The bramley apple

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
06 October 2014 at 13:03
Ask anyone to name an apple, and chances are they'll come up with either Cox’s Orange Pippin or The Bramley - probably our most popular varieties. Continue reading...
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Summer clings on

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
03 October 2014 at 10:00
September was the driest since records began, and it was unusually warm, as well. This contrasts with August, which was the eighth wettest on record. Continue reading...

Leatherjackets in lawns

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
01 October 2014 at 10:56
If I had to give 2014 a name, I’d call it the Year of the Leatherjacket. We had an noticeable number earlier in the year, and now we’re swamped with them. Continue reading...
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