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Compost heaps and bean trenches

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
05 September 2014 at 10:00
I conducted an experiment on the allotment this year: rather than putting weeds and kitchen waste onto a large heap, I dug them into a trench. Continue reading...
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RHS Garden Wisley

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 September 2014 at 10:50
Last week I went on a lovely trip to RHS Garden Wisley. Having spent the majority of my non self-employed working life there, it's always fun to go back. Continue reading...
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Bumper blackberry harvest

By Adam Pasco in Plants
01 September 2014 at 10:23
Apart from tasting delicious - particularly in a crumble - one of the main reasons I love blackberries so much is that they just keep on coming. Continue reading...
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Signs of autumn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
29 August 2014 at 09:34
Autumn does seem to have come a little early this year. I wonder if it’s because we had such a good start to summer, followed by a few weeks of rain. Continue reading...
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Dragonfly exuviae

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 August 2014 at 15:30
The rattling whirr of dragonfly wings around a large pond is an awe-inspiring sound, especially in their hundreds. Continue reading...
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Abelia grandiflora

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
26 August 2014 at 11:06
It's still holiday season (just). A time for lazing around, recharging one's batteries, eating interesting cheeses and admiring different places. Continue reading...
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Trees for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 August 2014 at 06:35
For several years I've been battling with the gardeners of the communal garden in my block of flats, in a bid to encourage them to be a little more wildlife friendly. Continue reading...
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A good year for tomato crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
20 August 2014 at 11:16
This summer has been all about tomatoes for me. I seem to have had more questions and heard more stories about this much loved crop than ever before. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves and culinary herbs

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
18 August 2014 at 16:39
Growing your own salad leaves can certainly save you pounds when you consider how much those bags of mixed leaves cost, and they’ll be far fresher and crisper as well. Continue reading...
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Making plum vodka

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
15 August 2014 at 10:00
For the last 10 years, my mum has made plum vodka for the Big Boxing Day Family Party, using plums from her Victoria plum tree. Continue reading...
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