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Growing courgettes

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
05 August 2013 at 17:22
What a great summer it's been for courgettes. I struggled to get anything during the wet weather last year, but have made up for it this July. Continue reading...
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RSPB Giving Nature a Home

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 August 2013 at 15:32
The Giving Nature a Home campaign aims to encourage gardeners to create better wildlife habitats in their gardens. Continue reading...
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Horseflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
31 July 2013 at 15:08
My South London garden is a peaceful oasis of calm. But I have left it for two weeks of high danger in sun-drenched Provence. Continue reading...
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Viburnum leaf beetle

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
29 July 2013 at 13:33
Do you recognise this? If you grow viburnums, you may well have suffered at the hands of this little grub. It is the offspring of the viburnum leaf beetle... Continue reading...
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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 July 2013 at 10:21
Last year was the worst year on record for UK butterflies, as numbers of nearly all species reached record lows. Butterflies need warm, sunny weather... Continue reading...
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Raspberry beetle damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
24 July 2013 at 10:24
My raspberry crop is coming on nicely, thanks to the hot weather, a good drenching of water and the well-rotted manure applied earlier this year. Continue reading...
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Ladybirds

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
22 July 2013 at 12:38
There have been some discussions on the gardenersworld.com forum, from people who haven’t noticed any ladybirds this year. Continue reading...
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Gardening makes you happy

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
18 July 2013 at 10:37
It’s official: we gardeners are a happy bunch. A new survey reveals that 80 per cent of gardeners are satisfied with their lives... Continue reading...
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Bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 July 2013 at 11:13
Bats are now, very much, creatures from my childhood. At the time it didn’t seem so - like so much that is gone, the passing is only realised with hindsight. Continue reading...
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Growing rosebay willowherb

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
15 July 2013 at 11:48
Rosebay willowherb is not, as you could easily imagine, a pouting starlet on the brink of a promising career in Eastenders, but a weed... Continue reading...
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