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Honeybees in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 July 2014 at 09:35
The honeybees are doing a fine job out there today. This morning it's the turn of the Veronicastrum virginicum. Continue reading...
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Grass snakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
01 July 2014 at 10:09
We have rather a lot of grass snakes this year. My wife and son were in the kitchen the other day when one came in through the open door. Continue reading...
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Plume moths

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 June 2014 at 16:36
I visited my mum last weekend. On arrival we exchanged pleasantries, she asked me to fix the bathroom tap, and then she got down to business: “Now. I saw a butterfly the other day. It was pinkish, and had thin wings.” Continue reading...
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Yellow leaves and slow growth

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 June 2014 at 16:00
Yellowing leaves, or chlorosis, is very common this year. It's often combined with slow growth, and vegetable plants seem to be most affected. Continue reading...
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The golden rules of gardening

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
23 June 2014 at 11:28
It’s always a pleasure meeting keen gardeners, but slightly daunting when you actually have to entertain them. Continue reading...
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New tortoiseshell butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2014 at 10:09
The caterpillars I rescued from a nettle patch sprayed with weedkiller have turned out to be small tortoiseshells. Continue reading...
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Wasp stings

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
18 June 2014 at 10:34
Can you tell which thumb was just stung by a wasp? Judging by the smoothed wrinkles and puffy flesh, this feels like nature's form of Botox. Continue reading...
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Garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 June 2014 at 10:43
Sometimes gardening feels less like a soothing and relaxing pastime, and more like a series of skirmishes against an unvanquishable enemy. Continue reading...
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Urban foxes on the allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 June 2014 at 17:52
Over the years Costas, my allotment neighbour, has befriended a male fox, who visits him daily for Rich Tea biscuits. Continue reading...
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Tomato blight and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
11 June 2014 at 12:21
How can it have happened so early? That was my first thought when I read the panicky texts and emails from a fellow panellist on GQT. Continue reading...
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