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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...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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