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Fish out of water

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Saturday... my older daughter looked down from her bowl of coco-pops and rice-crispies and exclaimed that there was a fish on the floor. Continue reading...
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Free range chickens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
If you have been struck by the sad plight of the battery hen recently then remember one important fact: chickens are rubbish gardeners. Continue reading...
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My garden shed

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
As a gardener my shed is entirely functional... no stove, no bookshelf, no biscuits, just the tools of the trade. Continue reading...
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Compost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We're having a grim January, with rain, rain and more rain and the plot is something of a quagmire. Continue reading...
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Gardening in the rain

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
It's my garden and I'll whinge if I want to, whinge if I want to... Continue reading...
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Weevils

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It boggles my mind to consider how many millions of tonnes of horticultural material must be shipped around the globe each year. And with the plants and soil come the insects. Continue reading...
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Apple trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
All the decent apples that we grow for fruit today come from grafted stock because apple trees grown from seeds will, almost always, taste sour enough to scour the enamel from your teeth. Continue reading...
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Moth orchid

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I'm in love with the moth orchid. Not obsessed, no butterflies in the stomach, you understand. It's just that orchids are... perfect. Continue reading...
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Gooseberry bushes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm convinced it wasn't brambles surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slept, but gooseberry bushes. Continue reading...
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Daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Are you listening, snowdrops? 'Where are you, perhaps you'd like to show up sometime?' Continue reading...
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