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A week of caterpillars

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 August 2014 at 10:00
For me, at least, it has been a week of caterpillars. Caterpillars on the allotment, caterpillars in the supermarket car park, caterpillars in the country. Continue reading...
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Summer problems in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
06 August 2014 at 13:19
There's no shortage of challenges in my garden at the moment. For a start, there's been no rain for weeks. Continue reading...
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Toxic plants and irritant sap

By Adam Pasco in Plants
04 August 2014 at 12:00
One of the things I enjoy most about gardening is making a connection with plants, seeds and the soil. Continue reading...
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Fellowship on the forum

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
01 August 2014 at 07:14
Something lovely happened this year. A group of gardeners, who met on the gardenersworld.com forum, got together to help other gardeners affected by the winter flooding. Continue reading...
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Rhododendron leafhoppers

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
29 July 2014 at 10:15
The best time to sneak up on flighty insects is when they're occupied - when they're feeding, sunbathing or having sex. Continue reading...
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Ragwort

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
28 July 2014 at 10:28
Ragwort isn't a very popular plant. In fields and paddocks it's a massive pest as it's extraordinarily toxic to animals. Continue reading...
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Water butts and hoverflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 July 2014 at 13:41
There has been a lot of talk about mosquitoes lately, not least the suggestion that stagnant water in water butts is increasing urban populations of mosquitoes. Continue reading...
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Red spider mite

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
24 July 2014 at 09:08
They say that size isn’t everything, and that's certainly true of the glasshouse red spider mite. It's extremely small and phenomenally damaging. Continue reading...
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Dealing with bindweed

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
21 July 2014 at 10:38
Bindweed is king of camouflage in the weed world. It bursts into glorious bloom during July as if to boast its presence. Continue reading...
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Holly blue butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 July 2014 at 15:42
There have been lots of holly blue butterflies flitting around the ivy in my garden lately. I’m hoping they’re laying eggs... Continue reading...
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