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More spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 October 2007 at 10:57
Moving some bricks around the shed yesterday revealed one of my favourite spiders. There is no mistaking the 'woodlouse' spider, Dysdera crocata. Continue reading...

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...

...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...


By Richard Jones in Plants
It was a bit of a hectic week last week, as gastric flu spread through my family. I tried to get out into the field on Monday and Tuesday to do a bit of survey work. Continue reading...

Succulent success

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I can't be the only one looking for foolproof plants to brighten the patio during summer, but it's always nice to try something a little different too. Continue reading...

Heavenly horticultural fleece

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Thank heavens for fleece. I have yet to discover exactly what it is made from, and I suspect that it may not fit totally in to the 'environment friendly/recycled' preference that I have...but it is great stuff. Continue reading...

Plants by post

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I can't believe it's September already! There's even a hint of autumn in the air, the holly berries are starting to turn and there have been heavy dewfalls overnight as well. Continue reading...

Tigers and peacocks

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Gardeners' World Magazine is often the first port of call for people trying to identify an unknown plant, and every summer I can guarantee receiving at least one photo of a particular Mexican bulb that has left someone baffled. Continue reading...

Pussy galore

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Like Richard I too own a cat of which I am quite fond - she is what my daughter calls "middle sized" in other words tending towards the tubby. She is very good at sleeping and dismembering mice on my office floor. Continue reading...
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