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Protecting plants from heat

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2013 at 11:58
I think it’s funny how we wait for ages for a bit of half-decent weather to come along, and then when it does, we seem to go into a mild (or not so mild) panic. Continue reading...
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Deterring pigeons

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
08 July 2013 at 11:32
Attracting wildlife has always been an important part of gardening for me. But creating a rich and varied environment, open to all, comes with a downside... Continue reading...
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Growing foxgloves

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 July 2013 at 11:25
My foxgloves are finally flowering. Well, some of them are – they’ve been particularly slow to bloom this year, as they’re normally in flower by late May. Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 July 2013 at 12:20
I know I go on about it, but this, without doubt, is the wildest wildlife spectacle we get in Sarf Landan. Continue reading...
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Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
01 July 2013 at 11:28
I really do not know how I first acquired Geranium ‘Bill Wallis’. All I know is that it was one of the first plants we ever put in our garden, and it is still there. Continue reading...
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Caterpillar in the honeysuckle

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 June 2013 at 12:05
Last week, while enjoying a rare moment sitting in the garden, I caught sight of a movement out of the corner of my eye. Continue reading...
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Growing strawberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
26 June 2013 at 12:44
For the last few years, my strawberries have either suffered in the too-early-hot, dry weather, or have been demolished by slugs and snails... Continue reading...
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Plant trends

By Adam Pasco in Plants
24 June 2013 at 12:01
I’ve been polishing my crystal ball in preparation for a seminar I’m giving this week, on plant trends, at the HTA National Plant Show. Continue reading...
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Pond dipping for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2013 at 13:12
I spent most of last Sunday armed with a fishing net and a couple of jam jars, gawping into my mum’s pond. Continue reading...
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One-eyed frog

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 June 2013 at 11:06
Last week, I took a small frog into the Natural History Club at a local primary school. I’d scooped it out of my pond earlier that afternoon... Continue reading...
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