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Feeding the birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On the weekend of 25/26 October, the RSPB held a Feed the Birds Day with various events up and down the country. Continue reading...
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A nice chrysanthemum

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
What is it with the chrysanthemum? Not that long ago they were a stalwart of any gardener's autumn arsenal... Continue reading...
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Starlings

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Every few days I just happen to look outside at the very moment a large flock (or should that be 'swarm'?) of starlings descends on my lawn. Continue reading...
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Tidying the shed

By Jane Moore in Allotments
If your shed is anything like mine, it could probably do with a jolly good clear out. My shed becomes the repository for all sorts of bits and bobs through the summer months... Continue reading...
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Carnivorous plants

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I'm the proud owner of to two whopping great carnivorous plants. One was a present to my son from his granddad, the other is a rescue plant. Continue reading...
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Insects in late-autumn

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Although autumn hangs heavier in the air with each day, it only takes a brief break in the clouds to bring shy wildlife back out into the open. Continue reading...
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Liquidambar: plant this tree

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
There are many reasons you should grow Liquidambar styraciflua (sorry if I'm sounding a bit bossy)... Continue reading...
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Acers in pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
You can't beat the autumn colour of acers, especially Japanese maples. Their bright, burning colours defy the cooling temperatures that have put a chill in the air over recent weeks. Continue reading...
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Frost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I was starting to wonder if we would get a frost this October. The weather's been so meek and mild of late, with winter looking a far way off. Continue reading...
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Plants for winter colour

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I really love potting up plants, especially in late-autumn and winter when any dash of colour is welcome in the garden. Continue reading...
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