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Garden bonfires: ashes to ashes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Everybody loves a bonfire: it's one of those autumn things. Smoke that is both acrid and nut sweet, flames lighting up the gloom... Continue reading...
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The crimson glory vine

By Adam Pasco in Plants
When I first saw the wonderful combination of ornamental vine and ivy, I had to replicate it in my own garden. Continue reading...
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Staking trees

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've never known rain like it (well, this being the UK, maybe I have). The poor old allotment is saturated, windswept and generally the worse for wear. Continue reading...
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Choosing vegetable varieties

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
When the weather gets grim, I like to peruse the vegetable seed catalogues, checking the availability of my favourite varieties and finding out what's new. Continue reading...
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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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