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Horse chestnut miner and blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 October 2013 at 09:32
I recently attended a seminar on native plants. I was one of the speakers, arguing that growing some natives in the garden is essential for creating breeding habitats for moths. Continue reading...
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Ivy bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 October 2013 at 10:17
I'm thinking of having a bit of a grump. I’ve checked all the ivy I can find in South London, but have not found a single ivy bee, not one. Harrumph. Continue reading...
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Growing colchicums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
07 October 2013 at 09:13
This is a naked lady. Not, I am sure you realise, in a Page Three sense, but because it is a fine example of the autumn Crocus or Colchicum autumnale. Continue reading...
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The common carder bumblebee

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
04 October 2013 at 16:37
Little, shaggy-haired and ginger, the common carder, Bombus pascuorum, is one of my favourite bumblebees. Continue reading...
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Seed Club - harvest time

By Sally Nex in Plants
04 October 2013 at 13:07
I do love harvest time – and hasn't it been a good one this year? Continue reading...
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Autumn harvests

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
02 October 2013 at 14:14
In my garden, it's been a vintage year for fruit, and many vegetables too, to the extent that I feel I need a new freezer to store my harvests. Continue reading...
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Plants for autumn interest

By Adam Pasco in Plants
30 September 2013 at 14:14
As we move into autumn, and the crescendo of vibrant colour from pots, baskets, bedding and hardy perennials fades away, it's all too easy to think the garden is shutting up shop for the year. Far from it! Continue reading...
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Garden spiders

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 September 2013 at 16:59
It’s garden spider time. Large, dew-covered webs hang between shrubs and paths in my garden, and fat mottled spiders sit on them, moodily waiting for prey. Continue reading...
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Red kites

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
25 September 2013 at 14:35
During the late 20th century, the red kite become a byword for catastrophic raptor decline in England. Continue reading...
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Five daffodils to grow

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 September 2013 at 14:58
...here are my five favourite daffodils - at the moment. I do, of course, reserve the right to change my mind at a moment’s notice. Continue reading...
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