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The flies have it

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
To merit a common name, insects have to be relatively common, and they have to be pretty or sinister, pest or helper, biter or worth eating. In other words, they have to get noticed. Continue reading...
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Squirrels

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
What's up with the squirrels in my garden? Why can't they stick to the peanut feeders and keep off my lawn! Continue reading...
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It's sloe gin time

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've just come back from the supermarket, clutching the normal array of necessities...and three large bottles of gin. No, I've not turned to the bottle; it's sloe gin time. Continue reading...
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More on cats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Following my find of a dead swift in the flower bed, there have been a lot of blog comments on cats, and how welcome or unwelcome they are in the garden. Continue reading...
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Glory be!

By Adam Pasco in Plants
They were a long time coming, but my Glory Lily has finally started flowering. It was my fault really, as I should have planted the tubers earlier in the year. Continue reading...
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King of cabbages

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
I know I keep banging on about cabbages but they are just about the best crops I have grown this year...I've got cabbages coming out of my ears (strange thought!) Continue reading...
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More spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Moving some bricks around the shed yesterday revealed one of my favourite spiders. There is no mistaking the 'woodlouse' spider, Dysdera crocata. Continue reading...
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Careful demolition

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The orb webs of the garden spider, Araneus diadematus are much in evidence as the nights get cooler, especially in the morning when their dew- or rain-covered tracery is revealed all over the bushes. Continue reading...
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Rich pickings

By Jane Moore in Allotments
It suddenly feels like summer is gone! The days are shorter almost overnight and there's that autumnal nip in the air. There was even a frost here the other day. Continue reading...
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...and so to bed

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
There is a tendency among some gardeners to look down their noses at bedding. I admit that I used to share their prejudices. Continue reading...
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