National Nest Box Week

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2014 at 09:04
Today marks the beginning of National Nest Box Week – an annual reminder to provide homes for our garden birds. Continue reading...

Mole cricket

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
12 February 2014 at 14:46
As it’s so cold and wet this week, I do the next best thing to getting out and about - I sit indoors reading old books. Continue reading...
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Sowing tomato seed

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
07 February 2014 at 07:56
After the miserable summer of 2012, I didn’t grow any tomatoes in 2013. Then the sunshine came. Continue reading...

Buying seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
05 February 2014 at 10:00
I’ve been shopping. Not for shoes, or scarves, or sweets. Far more exciting – I’ve been shopping for seed potatoes. Continue reading...

Microgreens on your window sill

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
03 February 2014 at 10:51
It might be winter, but that doesn't mean you can't be growing your own greens indoors right now. Continue reading...

Insects and seed heads

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 January 2014 at 07:31
This photo of an earwig tucked into an old fritillary seedhead is a nice reminder of how important spent plants and seedheads are to sheltering wildlife. Continue reading...
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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 January 2014 at 16:06
The Big Garden Birdwatch is a valuable way of getting people interested in actually recording what they see. Continue reading...
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February frost

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
27 January 2014 at 11:29
Last year I was sitting here writing blogs for you while wearing three pairs of socks and an unflattering fleecy hat. Continue reading...
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Forcing rhubarb

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
24 January 2014 at 09:00
Looking out of the window yesterday, I noticed two bright red rhubarb stalks poking out above the soil. Continue reading...
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Wet clay soil

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
22 January 2014 at 15:00
My soil is heavy clay and has a tendency to be sticky. It's currently very wet, so I can't weed or improve it with organic matter. Continue reading...