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Hibernating ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 November 2014 at 10:06
It’s that time of year when people start complaining of the harlequin ladybirds coming indoors. What are they doing? Where are they going? Continue reading...
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Composting

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 November 2014 at 15:41
... at this time of year, as the garden begins to fade and the winter closes in, we are all faced with an awful lot of dead and dying vegetation. Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs and hiding bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
31 October 2014 at 10:29
I spent a lovely afternoon in the autumn sunshine on Monday, planting bulbs. They were planted in pots and troughs, on windowsills, steps and next to doors. Continue reading...
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Preventing damage from winter moth caterpillars

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
30 October 2014 at 09:21
Preventing damage from winter moth caterpillars is on my to-do list. These yellowy-green menaces can do a lot of damage to trees, both edible and ornamental. Continue reading...
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Dealing with vine weevil

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
27 October 2014 at 12:41
Walking past my pots of sedum one day, every single stem had come away from the compost, and I immediately recognised the cause. Vine weevil! Continue reading...
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Ivy bees and ivy flowers

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 October 2014 at 11:07
At last, I have found ivy bees. For the last three autumns I've routinely scoured ivy flowers in London to no avail. But last week I found what I was looking for. Continue reading...
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Boston ivy

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 October 2014 at 10:28
I have just had passed a blissful four weeks. I haven't been lying on a beach or enjoying an extended lunch. I've merely been looking out of the window a few times a day. Continue reading...
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Honey bees in gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 October 2014 at 10:09
We went to the Red House at the weekend. Everywhere was calm but there was a great deal of hubbub in the garden. The beehive was, well, a hive of activity. Continue reading...
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Harvesting apples

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
17 October 2014 at 10:00
I spent a day last week harvesting apples – the cooker ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, something similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and 'Egremont Russet'. Continue reading...
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Ivy in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Plants
13 October 2014 at 14:00
Ivy can be such an attractive climber, cladding walls, fences and supports, but it doesn’t know when to stop growing. Continue reading...
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