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Growing sweet peas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
07 March 2014 at 11:12
My garden hasn't seen a frost since last winter. So yesterday, brazenly, I planted out the sweet peas I was given recently by a friend. Continue reading...

Weeding in wet conditions

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2014 at 15:00
Are other gardeners feeling like taking up ballet? I often have one leg out in the air as I attempt to reach weeds with my cultivator. Continue reading...

Growing crocus

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
03 March 2014 at 10:00
As we move from February into March, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. Continue reading...
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Dealing with blind bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
27 February 2014 at 10:00
Three years ago, I was given some Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ in bloom. This year only one flower came up. The rest are 'blind'. Continue reading...
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Light brown apple moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 February 2014 at 12:00
Just over a week ago I spotted this critter in our downstairs loo. It’s the ‘light brown apple moth’, a male. Continue reading...
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By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Some words have more letters than are strictly necessary. Continue reading...
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Bumblebee rescue

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 February 2014 at 10:23
I found a bumblebee lying lifeless in the street in rush hour on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...

Feeding birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 February 2014 at 08:11
This week, given the recent bout of phenomenally bad weather, I'm putting out anything the birds might find appetising... Continue reading...

Growing hellebores

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
17 February 2014 at 14:18
I planted a single Oriental hybrid in my shade border about six years ago, and now this generous plant is surrounded by its offspring. Continue reading...

National Nest Box Week

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2014 at 09:04
Today marks the beginning of National Nest Box Week – an annual reminder to provide homes for our garden birds. Continue reading...