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Out in the cold

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Our cold frame performed superbly this season, providing us with a late crop of chillies and a couple of pak choi. Continue reading...
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Cleaning glazing

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Only a couple of weeks ago I was waxing lyrical about my very much loved greenhouse. As light levels get lower and days get shorter, I finally got around to starting the task of cleaning the glazing. Continue reading...
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Of rats and tree rats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm well used to seeing brown rats in London parks; although it's still quite unnerving to be sitting having a picnic on the grass and have one snuffling about in the bushes nearby. Continue reading...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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