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Rhododendron leaf hoppers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 September 2013 at 17:18
With its pale turquoise green body and stylish lone-ranger face mask, the rhododendron leafhopper is one of the prettiest insects you can find in a garden. Continue reading...
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Sowing rocket for autumn

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
03 September 2013 at 10:00
Bumper harvests continue feeding the family and filling the freezer. It's payback time for all the care that's gone into sowing, watering and nurturing crops through summer. Continue reading...
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The joy of compost

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
30 August 2013 at 10:26
I love Monty’s enthusiasm for compost – it comes across as a genuine, heartfelt passion for all things rotting. Continue reading...

Friend or foe?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
27 August 2013 at 16:34
Those of you who have attended BBC Gardeners' World Live at the NEC, Birmingham in the last few years may well have an advantage in the following quiz. Continue reading...

Growing teasels

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
23 August 2013 at 11:46
...if a single plant can be a home for wildlife, then the fuller’s teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, is a high-rise tower block. Continue reading...

Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

By Adam Pasco in Plants
19 August 2013 at 13:13
While exploring the trial ground I was stopped in my tracks by a beautiful blue lace flower. How had I never noticed it before? Continue reading...

Homes for wildlife at Heligan

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
13 August 2013 at 17:43
In Cornwall I visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It's one of my favourite gardens to visit. Continue reading...

Lawns and insects

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 August 2013 at 12:15
My lawn is a disgrace. I am constantly reminded of this by my more horticulturally enthusiastic partner who, I think, would prefer an emerald sward. Continue reading...

Growing irises

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
12 August 2013 at 09:51
Cast your mind back to early June. You'll remember the magnificence of bearded Irises with their full-blown flowers as stately as galleons. Continue reading...

Gardens for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 August 2013 at 12:12
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, staying in a cottage in a village near Padstow. The sun has shone for most of the week and I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden. Continue reading...