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Growing pears

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
27 May 2013 at 07:11
Everything looks promising on the fruit front, but the last thing we need now is cold weather or, worse still, more frost. Continue reading...
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Wildlife and the Chelsea Flower Show

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 May 2013 at 11:40
I’ve been visiting The RHS Chelsea Flower Show for six of the 100 years it’s been running. During that time, I’ve seen a sea change in attitudes towards wildlife gardening... Continue reading...
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Ruby tiger moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 May 2013 at 10:45
I have to admit, I do have some slightly unusual behavioural traits. I enjoy clattering down the pavement on my daughter’s old chrome microscooter... Continue reading...
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Blue tits and great tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2013 at 17:03
While many plants have been late to flourish this year, I’m pleased to report that the blue and great tits that forage in my garden every spring are bang on schedule. Continue reading...
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Impatiens downy mildew

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
15 May 2013 at 11:21
It’s always great fun making Gardeners’ Question Time programmes. Sometimes it comes with an added bonus when we get to do a feature special... Continue reading...
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Edible weeds

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
13 May 2013 at 11:55
I don’t like waste, so digging dandelions from the lawn last week got me thinking about the value of weeds. Continue reading...
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Sowing seed outdoors

By Sally Nex in Grow & eat
13 May 2013 at 11:20
Doesn't it feel great to get your fingers into the ground? The weather has relented, the soil is warming and I've spent happy days outside sowing seeds directly in the garden. Continue reading...
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Growing honesty

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
10 May 2013 at 12:43
There are so few plants that do well in my small, shady garden, but those that do thrive deserve a medal. Continue reading...
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Small tortoiseshell butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 May 2013 at 11:37
It’s been fascinating to follow the tweets of butterfly enthusiasts as they marked the arrival of warm weather during the last fortnight. Continue reading...
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Cuckoo flower

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
07 May 2013 at 11:19
Sometimes the best things are the subtle things. A little rustle of wind through a tree, the distant knock-knocking of a thrush beating seven bells out of a snail... Continue reading...
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