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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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Autumn frost

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
18 November 2013 at 13:43
This week we're promised some proper wintry weather. Part of me is looking forward to it and everybody loves a frost... Continue reading...
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Creating a wildflower meadow

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 November 2013 at 11:02
If you want to create a traditional wildflower meadow in your garden then now is as good a time as any to start. Continue reading...

Autumn tidying in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
13 November 2013 at 10:09
Why is it that I hate tidying up my home or office, but gain deep satisfaction from the seasonal scoop-up in the garden? Continue reading...

Flowers that endure in autumn

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
11 November 2013 at 11:52
Dodging the showers to take a brisk walk around the block with our dog at the weekend revealed some unexpected floral delights in my neighbours' gardens. Continue reading...

Helping garden birds through winter

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 November 2013 at 09:12
I spent far too much time on Tuesday staring out of the window at a robin in my mum’s front garden, which was darting back and forth from the bushes to the hydrangea, under which there was a large pile of rowan berries. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
06 November 2013 at 09:27
I’m late, I know, jumping on the badger bandwagon. This is partly because I have never actually seen a badger in my garden. Any garden, even. In fact I have only ever seen live badgers twice in my life. Continue reading...
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By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
05 November 2013 at 11:33
Lilies are one of the few plants that almost everyone can name: maybe not the exact variety, but the bold trumpet-shaped flowers are instantly recognisable from parties, florists and funerals. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
01 November 2013 at 16:37
Leaf mould is not particularly nutritious, but it conditions the soil, lacing it with fungi and other micronutrients, which help plants grow. Continue reading...