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Dogwood and willow

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I sometimes wonder if I have worrying tendencies towards pyromania. I love bonfires, adore fireworks and find nothing more soothing than a log fire... Continue reading...
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Kestrel

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Not much is roused in the cold today. But then...in the high distance of the craggy blocks of flats on Dawson's Heights is the unmistakable silhouette of a kestrel hanging in the air. Continue reading...
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Christmas compost

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Like politics and football, everybody seems to have an opinion about compost. About the only thing that we all agree about is that compost is a good thing... Continue reading...
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Shrubs for patio pots

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I'm always looking for plants that make an impact - things that will grab the attention and put on a good show. Continue reading...
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Cold topic

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
There are some things always guaranteed to bring about a heated discussion. At one end of the spectrum are religion, the education system and global warming. Continue reading...
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The flight of the yaffingale

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The first time I ever saw a green woodpecker I made a complete fool of myself by shouting out something like: "Look, there's a parrot". Of course there was much laughter all round. Continue reading...
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Dogs in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Life would be so dull without Magic. Coming up to four years old now, our miniature black poodle is such a wonderful companion. Continue reading...
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Out in the cold

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Our cold frame performed superbly this season, providing us with a late crop of chillies and a couple of pak choi. Continue reading...
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Cleaning glazing

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Only a couple of weeks ago I was waxing lyrical about my very much loved greenhouse. As light levels get lower and days get shorter, I finally got around to starting the task of cleaning the glazing. Continue reading...
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Of rats and tree rats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm well used to seeing brown rats in London parks; although it's still quite unnerving to be sitting having a picnic on the grass and have one snuffling about in the bushes nearby. Continue reading...
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