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To chop or not to chop?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Do you have an autumn clear-up in your garden? Do you cut down all your herbaceous stuff so that everything is tidy for the winter or do you leave everything until the new year? Continue reading...
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Nerine

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I don't want to be accused of neglect, but nerine really does like to be left undisturbed in the same pot for many years to get really pot bound... Continue reading...
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Drying onions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've been drying out onions to prepare them for storage. This batch was lifted - from sodden beds - during the non-stop rains of late July, then spread in a single layer on crates and mushroom boxes in the shed. Continue reading...
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Leafcutter bees

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
I always get a real thrill when I find the telltale marks of the leafcutter bee on the leaves of my roses and wisteria. Continue reading...
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A jay in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Monday morning and a jay visited the kitchen window. I always think these are incredibly handsome birds... Continue reading...
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My first garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Do you remember the first plant you ever grew in your own garden? Continue reading...
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Fungi in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Perhaps I'm just too cautious, but much as I enjoy eating mushrooms I just can't bring myself to eat wild fungi. Continue reading...
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Composting

By Jane Moore in Allotments
It may have been a lousy summer for growing many crops but the wet weather bodes well for my compost. Continue reading...
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Wagtails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I was in Peckham Rye Park on Monday and saw a wagtail strutting about by the small stream that runs past. Continue reading...
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Leaf miner

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I parked in a side street in Forest Hill last week and walking down to the Horniman Museum I noticed something odd with a small Norway maple, Acer platanoides, growing in a rather untidy hedge. Continue reading...
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