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Making Christmas decorations

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
11 December 2013 at 16:00
One of my biggest bugbears is seeing tinsel and other paraphernalia appear in the shops alongside Halloween pumpkins. Continue reading...
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Colourful plants for winter

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
The garden is looking miserable. The lawn is patchy and damp, the plants are starting to shrivel, the borders are becoming bare. Continue reading...

Holly and berries

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
09 December 2013 at 14:17
...several large holly bushes have produced lovely crops of red berries this year. The only problem is that I'm not the only one with my eye on them! Continue reading...

Old books and migrant birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 December 2013 at 10:09
I've been researching things about swifts, swallows and house martins. It’s no good looking for them in the garden now... Continue reading...

Leaf mould

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
02 December 2013 at 14:15
One of the things we lack in this garden are any trees with spectacular leaves. For example, we have no caramel-scented Katsura trees. Continue reading...

Growing nasturtiums

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 November 2013 at 17:46
I love nasturtiums. They’re the ultimate cheerful, low-maintenance plant. Continue reading...

Prolonging crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
26 November 2013 at 15:05
The sudden drop, nay free fall, in temperature happened suddenly here... Continue reading...
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Growing mahonia

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
25 November 2013 at 13:58
When the piercing November sunshine does burn through a cloudy sky, what a difference it makes to our gardens. Continue reading...

Winter flowers and bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 November 2013 at 09:59
While cold, there has not yet been a frost in this part of London. This means there are still a few plants in flower in my garden... There's plenty here for winter bees. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 November 2013 at 16:48
I have a world-record holder in my garden. The best jumper in the animal kingdom lives in my ivy hedge. Continue reading...
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