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Growing tomatoes

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
It feels like spring is on its way down here in the balmy southern slopes of Bath. Continue reading...
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Harlequin ladybird

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The inaugural meeting of the Ivydale Primary School Natural History Club had its first show-and-tell session on Wednesday. The first ladybird of the year had made an appearance. Continue reading...
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Oriental hellebore

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's worth getting out into the garden even when the weather is so cold...there's a plant doing its own thing while everything around it is dull and dormant - the hellebore. Continue reading...
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Digging and not digging

By Jane Moore in Allotments
At this time of year, gardeners and plot holders take advantage of any dry, sunny weather to improve the soil and get their beds ready for planting. Continue reading...
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Gardening clothes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Does it matter what one wears for gardening? Obviously most people look for warmth in winter, cool in summer and comfort all year; elegance is not much of a consideration. Continue reading...
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Chitting potatoes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
If you ask me, there's very little that beats home-grown potatoes from the plot. They're so easy to grow... and produce an abundance of lovely spuds throughout the season. Continue reading...
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Growing garlic in a clay soil

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I'm passionate about growing garlic. I successfully grow lots of garlic at home, despite the fact that I garden on a very heavy, clay soil. Continue reading...
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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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