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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...

Small trees for gardens

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
20 January 2014 at 14:17
It's easy to assume there's no room for trees in a small garden, but consider the options and you might be surprised. Continue reading...

An early spring?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 January 2014 at 09:00
I’ve seen my first queen bumblebee and queen wasp of 2014, and have been woken by a dawn chorus. Is it really January? Continue reading...

Seven-spot ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
For the last, say, seven years, if anyone found a ladybird in the garden, chances were it was the harlequin ladybird. Continue reading...
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Growing olive trees in the UK

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
13 January 2014 at 10:55
I was given a festive olive tree for Christmas. It came out of its cardboard box with flashing lights already attached. Continue reading...

Territorial garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
10 January 2014 at 13:36
As seems to be the norm in my garden, one bird in particular seems to have made itself a little more at home than the others. Continue reading...

The joy of January

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I’m definitely a long summer days, high light levels, sun-worshipping sort of person. However, there is one advantage to this time of year. Continue reading...
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New year gardening resolutions

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
06 January 2014 at 15:01
I'm not one to make unrealistic new year's resolutions, but I do have plans for the year ahead that I hope come to fruition. Continue reading...

Growing mistletoe

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
03 January 2014 at 07:04
I adore mistletoe, and would love to one day harvest my own, for ‘welcoming’ guests at Christmas. Continue reading...