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RSPB Homes for Wildlife

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
My father, from whom I get my interest in wildlife, often bemoans the fact that there is nothing left in the countryside these days... Continue reading...
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Evergreen trees: the holm oak

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Evergreen trees and shrubs are tricky. They are a very important part of our gardens at this time of year, but they need to be used with great care and a light touch. Continue reading...
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Speedy salads

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I hope I'm not getting impatient in my advancing years. When the latest seed catalogues arrived I determined to find out which were the quickest-growing salad crops. Continue reading...
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Ant invasion

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Listening recently to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, I was horrified to learn that Lasius neglectus, an invasive ant species, could soon be arriving in British gardens. Continue reading...
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Holly berries

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
A Christmas without holly berries is barely a Christmas at all. It's a bit like apple crumble without ice cream... Continue reading...
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Insects on roses

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It rained on Sunday, so what better way to spend it than planting roses? Continue reading...
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Christmas list: gardening gifts

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It is December (already) and Christmas is lurking around the corner like a tinsel clad, benevolent bogeyman, dripping with cranberry sauce and liqueur chocolates. Continue reading...
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Honesty seed-pods

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Honesty is well worth a place in any garden - I'd recommend adding it to your seed order right away. Continue reading...
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Wet soil

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We currently seem to be getting all possible November weather in one fell swoop. It's an ever-changing merry-go-round of rain, wind, sunshine and frost... Continue reading...
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Liquidambar 'Lane Roberts'

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
My partner found the corpse. Snapped at the base in recent winds, still, hauntingly dressed in its stunning foliage... Continue reading...
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