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Frost

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...
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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...
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RSPB Homes for Wildlife

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
My father, from whom I get my interest in wildlife, often bemoans the fact that there is nothing left in the countryside these days... Continue reading...
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Evergreen trees: the holm oak

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Evergreen trees and shrubs are tricky. They are a very important part of our gardens at this time of year, but they need to be used with great care and a light touch. Continue reading...
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Speedy salads

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I hope I'm not getting impatient in my advancing years. When the latest seed catalogues arrived I determined to find out which were the quickest-growing salad crops. Continue reading...
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Ant invasion

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Listening recently to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, I was horrified to learn that Lasius neglectus, an invasive ant species, could soon be arriving in British gardens. Continue reading...
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Holly berries

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
A Christmas without holly berries is barely a Christmas at all. It's a bit like apple crumble without ice cream... Continue reading...
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Insects on roses

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It rained on Sunday, so what better way to spend it than planting roses? Continue reading...
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Christmas list: gardening gifts

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
It is December (already) and Christmas is lurking around the corner like a tinsel clad, benevolent bogeyman, dripping with cranberry sauce and liqueur chocolates. Continue reading...
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Honesty seed-pods

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Honesty is well worth a place in any garden - I'd recommend adding it to your seed order right away. Continue reading...
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