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Sparrows

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 11:31
I’m not sure they really are 'cockney sparrers' - I live too deep into South London - but even Dulwich sparrows are very noisy. Continue reading...
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Growing kale

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 10:50
Odd though it might seem, I’m becoming rather fond of kale. My first experience of this particular vegetable was walking through tall fields. Continue reading...
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Bee flies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 March 2014 at 08:16
I saw my first bee-fly this week. It looks a little like a bee, but it hovers and hums like a fly, and has one pair of wings rather than two. Continue reading...
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Planting daffodils late

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 March 2014 at 09:53
A few months ago I bought myself two sacks of daffodils. They were half price, being long past their theoretical planting date. Continue reading...
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Early butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
17 March 2014 at 10:04
The last few days of warm weather hasn't only tempted me back outside after the wet start to the year, but has also brought out many butterflies. Continue reading...
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A new allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
13 March 2014 at 10:02
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it. Continue reading...
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Old lady moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 March 2014 at 09:34
Here we have a portrait of an old lady as a young caterpillar. I found it when we took down most of the ivy and climber from the slightly broken fence. Continue reading...
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Dunnocks

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
10 March 2014 at 11:25
Let me introduce you to Benjie. Or, to give him his full title, Benjie Bottom Feeder. I know that may not sound like a very polite name. Continue reading...
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Growing sweet peas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
07 March 2014 at 11:12
My garden hasn't seen a frost since last winter. So yesterday, brazenly, I planted out the sweet peas I was given recently by a friend. Continue reading...
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Weeding in wet conditions

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2014 at 15:00
Are other gardeners feeling like taking up ballet? I often have one leg out in the air as I attempt to reach weeds with my cultivator. Continue reading...
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