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Homes for wildlife at Heligan

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
13 August 2013 at 17:43
In Cornwall I visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It's one of my favourite gardens to visit. Continue reading...

Lawns and insects

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 August 2013 at 12:15
My lawn is a disgrace. I am constantly reminded of this by my more horticulturally enthusiastic partner who, I think, would prefer an emerald sward. Continue reading...

Growing irises

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
12 August 2013 at 09:51
Cast your mind back to early June. You'll remember the magnificence of bearded Irises with their full-blown flowers as stately as galleons. Continue reading...

Gardens for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 August 2013 at 12:12
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, staying in a cottage in a village near Padstow. The sun has shone for most of the week and I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden. Continue reading...

Vine weevil

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
07 August 2013 at 10:30
My last garden was free of vine weevil for eight blissful years. Prior to that, the evil weevils destroyed my poor plants’ roots. Continue reading...

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...

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...


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...

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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