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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 July 2013 at 10:21
Last year was the worst year on record for UK butterflies, as numbers of nearly all species reached record lows. Butterflies need warm, sunny weather... Continue reading...
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Raspberry beetle damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
24 July 2013 at 10:24
My raspberry crop is coming on nicely, thanks to the hot weather, a good drenching of water and the well-rotted manure applied earlier this year. Continue reading...
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Ladybirds

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
22 July 2013 at 12:38
There have been some discussions on the gardenersworld.com forum, from people who haven’t noticed any ladybirds this year. Continue reading...
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Gardening makes you happy

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
18 July 2013 at 10:37
It’s official: we gardeners are a happy bunch. A new survey reveals that 80 per cent of gardeners are satisfied with their lives... Continue reading...
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Bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 July 2013 at 11:13
Bats are now, very much, creatures from my childhood. At the time it didn’t seem so - like so much that is gone, the passing is only realised with hindsight. Continue reading...
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Growing rosebay willowherb

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
15 July 2013 at 11:48
Rosebay willowherb is not, as you could easily imagine, a pouting starlet on the brink of a promising career in Eastenders, but a weed... Continue reading...
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Helping wildlife in hot weather

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 July 2013 at 12:42
This week, I’ve had two feral pigeons wander into my flat. The first one had a look around and wandered straight out again. Continue reading...
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Protecting plants from heat

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2013 at 11:58
I think it’s funny how we wait for ages for a bit of half-decent weather to come along, and then when it does, we seem to go into a mild (or not so mild) panic. Continue reading...
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Deterring pigeons

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
08 July 2013 at 11:32
Attracting wildlife has always been an important part of gardening for me. But creating a rich and varied environment, open to all, comes with a downside... Continue reading...
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Growing foxgloves

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 July 2013 at 11:25
My foxgloves are finally flowering. Well, some of them are – they’ve been particularly slow to bloom this year, as they’re normally in flower by late May. Continue reading...
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