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Magpies and mice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
At 11 o'clock in the morning, breakfast/lunch was interrupted by the announcement from nearly-three-year-old: "Look, there's a magpie". Continue reading...
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Camellia

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Finally last week, my first camellia of the year opened fully to show off its golden anthers, set off to perfection against the delicate frill of pink petals. Continue reading...
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Countdown to the Chelsea Flower Show

By Jekka McVicar in Plants
It is a mere 16 weeks before we are on site, and 12 weeks before the gardens are built at the Chelsea Flower Show. Continue reading...
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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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