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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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Creating wildlife habitats for lizards

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
03 May 2013 at 12:08
I saw a lot of lizards on my trip around South America. There were some that blend in perfectly with the red and black volcanic environment they inhabit. Continue reading...
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Damping off disease

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
01 May 2013 at 10:51
Damping off disease is a nightmare during spring. As the exciting cycle of seed-sowing continues apace, this insidious disease is waiting in the wings. Continue reading...
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Spring blossom

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
29 April 2013 at 13:47
At last, the warm weather has kick-started the season, and blossom is finally appearing. Continue reading...
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