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Hooray for pak choi!

By Jane Moore in Allotments
After a seemingly endless period of dismal drear, we finally made it to the plot on a cold, crisp frosty day... woolly hat and socks were de rigueur. Continue reading...

Hibernating snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
The temperatures are dropping and the hill opposite where I live is a magical mix of golden, yellow, orange and bronze, as all the trees, largely oak and beech, are showing their autumn colours. Continue reading...

Bird watching

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I don't really do birds...So for me to notice our avian friends they have to be really really abundant and noisy and obvious. Continue reading...
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Now you see them...

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I used to see foxes all the time...Winter nights were alive with the unearthly yelps and screams of the males, hot in pursuit of a vixen. Continue reading...

Heritage vegetables

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I'm beginning to wonder whether growing old heirloom or heritage varieties of vegetables is really worthwhile. Continue reading...

Reach for the sky

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm always rather staggered by Jerusalem artichokes. Firstly, by their impressive and evocative name....secondly, by their sheer size! Continue reading...

Slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
This has been the year for slugs and snails and I've really lost my cool with them. I might try to be a live-and-let-live gardener but I'VE HAD ENOUGH!! Continue reading...

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...


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...

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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