Growing your own Christmas dinner

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
27 December 2013 at 07:12
I’ve no idea what I’ll be doing for Christmas next year, but I’m determined to grow some veg to eat on Christmas Day. Continue reading...

Christmas chilli

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
While I can't promise you a white Christmas, I'm certainly having a 'chilli' time in my greenhouse. And what fabulous pickings I've been enjoying... Continue reading...

Making rosehip syrup

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
I’d only used rosehips once before. I made a rosehip and apple jam. The whole process was messy and frustrating. Continue reading...

'False widow' spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
18 December 2013 at 08:32
...I’m not sure whether I’m going to regret bringing them up again, but I have some fascinating spiders living in my compost bin. Continue reading...
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Front gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Did you see my balding friend Joe Swift on television the other night? He was talking about front gardens. Continue reading...

Trees in winter

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
13 December 2013 at 17:03
Inspired by a friend, who has spent the last three years photographing and recording the insect life in her local park, I thought I’d get to know my park better. Continue reading...

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...