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A new allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
13 March 2014 at 10:02
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it. Continue reading...
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Old lady moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 March 2014 at 09:34
Here we have a portrait of an old lady as a young caterpillar. I found it when we took down most of the ivy and climber from the slightly broken fence. Continue reading...
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Dunnocks

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
10 March 2014 at 11:25
Let me introduce you to Benjie. Or, to give him his full title, Benjie Bottom Feeder. I know that may not sound like a very polite name. Continue reading...
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Growing sweet peas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
07 March 2014 at 11:12
My garden hasn't seen a frost since last winter. So yesterday, brazenly, I planted out the sweet peas I was given recently by a friend. Continue reading...
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Weeding in wet conditions

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2014 at 15:00
Are other gardeners feeling like taking up ballet? I often have one leg out in the air as I attempt to reach weeds with my cultivator. Continue reading...
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Growing crocus

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
03 March 2014 at 10:00
As we move from February into March, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. Continue reading...
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Dealing with blind bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
27 February 2014 at 10:00
Three years ago, I was given some Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ in bloom. This year only one flower came up. The rest are 'blind'. Continue reading...
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Light brown apple moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 February 2014 at 12:00
Just over a week ago I spotted this critter in our downstairs loo. It’s the ‘light brown apple moth’, a male. Continue reading...
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Sarcococcas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Some words have more letters than are strictly necessary. Continue reading...
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Bumblebee rescue

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 February 2014 at 10:23
I found a bumblebee lying lifeless in the street in rush hour on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
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