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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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