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Knobbly acorns

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Walking back from the Horniman Museum last week took me past a large oak tree growing just inside a front garden...What caught my attention were all the broken knopper galls lying on the pavement. Continue reading...
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Eccentric gardeners: one

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I thought it would be interesting to use this blog as an excuse to find out more about the many slightly eccentric people who have helped make gardening as popular and exciting as it is today... Continue reading...

Seeing green

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's two years now since the ring-necked parakeets started screeching over the garden. Continue reading...

Open air bliss and bees

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
We're having our lunches outside. Bliss! Open air, sun on my back... and no table to wipe down nor carpet to vacuum afterwards. Continue reading...

Annual allotments week

By Jane Moore in Allotments
What a great chance to check out what other plotters are doing nearby! Events will be going on all over the country as part of this annual allotments week so keep your eyes on the local press for details. Continue reading...

Hedges heaven

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
We have just clipped the yew hedge: actually, to be completely accurate, a very nice fellow called Simon clipped it as I was too busy being a poncey garden designer. Continue reading...
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Wasp alert

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
2007 will be remembered as a very good year for wasps. But before people start complaining about their vicious stings and bad tempers, I must point out that wasps are actually our friends. Continue reading...

Bug box

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
I'm always looking for ways to make wildlife in my garden feel more welcome and at home. After all, it has just as much right to be there as I do. Continue reading...

Ant attack

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
It may not be 'nice', it may not be kind, and it certainly isn't my normal style... but I've taken to victimising ants! Continue reading...

Purple-sprouting passion

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm busily into planting up all the winter and spring crops - all my brassicas including kale, cabbages and purple-sprouting broccoli. Continue reading...
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