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Gooseberry bushes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm convinced it wasn't brambles surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slept, but gooseberry bushes. Continue reading...
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Daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Are you listening, snowdrops? 'Where are you, perhaps you'd like to show up sometime?' Continue reading...
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Dung beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There is something quite magical about feeling the massive strength of a giant Geotrupes dor-beetle push its way through gently clasped fingers... Continue reading...
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Barking mad

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
In order to sharpen your winter brains I thought that a short quiz would be interesting... Continue reading...
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Ordering vegetable seeds

By Jane Moore in Allotments
In January and February I like to get all my seed and plant orders underway as it's usually the perfect weather to stay indoors. Continue reading...
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Rotten apples

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Thank heavens for apples! We had a fantastic crop of apples this year, despite the fact that many of the trees are not that well established. Continue reading...
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My garden pond

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Friday I drained the pond. Or rather I bailed hundreds of gallons of smelly, gloopy water using whatever came to hand - plastic planters, a broken watering can and the rabbit's litter tray. Continue reading...
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New year welcome

By Adam Pasco in Plants
What a wonderful welcome to the new year to discover these beautiful seed pods on my Iris foetidissima. They really are a winter bonus, their bright shining seeds last for weeks. Continue reading...
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Wellington boots

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I always really enjoy Christmas. I enjoy it for all the smiles, the people, the happiness, and of course the Christmas pudding. Continue reading...
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Fruit flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
What's the point of having a compost heap unless it's to breed fruit flies. That's the way my entomologist's mind works. During the summer great clouds of them billowed up every time I dumped the kitchen waste. Continue reading...
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