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Ghosts of christmas past

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've been reminiscing. Putting together a slide show for some school children I came across a batch of photos I'd taken this time 17 years ago. Continue reading...
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Christmas trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Last year we made a momentous decision. After many years of buying real Christmas trees to decorate our home over the festive period, we decided to buy a fake one. Continue reading...

Christmas wreaths

By Adam Pasco in Plants
All these beautiful creations were original and different, and would look stunning on any front door, but when Twelfth Night arrives they all had one thing in common they were all 100 per cent compostable. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
Are we subjecting our beautiful birds to deficiencies and lower immunity to disease...? Continue reading...

Transplanting shrubs

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Now it's warmed up a little I can finally get on with a few jobs. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 December 2008 at 09:04
I love the way woodpigeons strut their plump bodies about on the lawn, peering intently into the wet grass as if looking for something they lost earlier. Continue reading...

Films for gardeners

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Sometimes it's OK to say "hang it all" to the garden and spend the day bundled up in the warm, in front of the television. Continue reading...

New plants for 2009

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey' is an exciting new plant that I first saw at the Four Oaks Trade Show I visited in the autumn. Let's just call it 'Joey'. Continue reading...


By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm really loving this freezing weather. My hands and feet aren't very happy, though, despite my recent investment in 'serious' socks. Continue reading...

Insulating compost

By Pippa Greenwood in Allotments
The banana skins turn black very quickly, and the local badgers continue to rummage through the heap for potential snacks, but the compost isn't composting. Continue reading...