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Fox trot

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
For most of us, foxes are probably the most impressive wildlife we ever see in our gardens. Continue reading...
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The Leyland cypress

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Everybody knows a leylandii hedge: every street in every town all over the land has one. Continue reading...
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Buying lily bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
There's only one way to resist the temptation of buying more bulbs and that's not to visit any garden centres at all for the next few months... Continue reading...
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Fig trees

By Jane Moore in Allotments
...the fig tree has happily spent the last few years in a terracotta pot in my sunny back garden, but now it needs a bit more room. Continue reading...
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Frost and potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The weather over the last few weeks has been phenomenal, even in Hampshire, the so-called 'soft south'. Continue reading...
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Worms: It's warmer down below

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I dug a hole in the garden on Sunday, not for any gardening purpose; the hamster had died and we were having a short funeral ceremony. Continue reading...
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Charles Darwin and worms

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Darwin kept worms in tanks in his study and spent many hours observing their behavior, assessing their intelligence and measuring their sensitivity to heat, cold and light. Continue reading...
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Garden frost

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Thankfully most of our garden plants are hardy enough to withstand frost and snow, but I live in hope that temperatures have dropped low enough to kill off some overwintering pests... Continue reading...
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Cold spell

By Jane Moore in Allotments
What a freezing start to 2009 it's been. It's absolutely perishing down here in Bath and must be almost unbearable further north, or east for that matter. Continue reading...
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Lawn trouble

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've never been much of a lawn buff. Mine is definitely more of a patch of grass than a lawn, but even I am worried by the state of it at the moment. Continue reading...
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