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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Badgers

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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Lilies

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...
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Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
28 October 2013 at 15:34
Autumn always fills me with mixed emotions, bringing the end of one gardening year together with plans and preparations for the New Year ahead. Continue reading...
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Growing spring flowers for bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 October 2013 at 14:21
I spent yesterday afternoon planting bulbs for queen bumblebees. I planted Allium roseum, crocus, snake’s head fritillary and a mixed selection of Anemone blanda. Continue reading...
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