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Brown-tail moth

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
10 June 2013 at 13:10
Brown-tail moth caterpillars can cause devastation among plants. Their discovery comes with a health warning for people living around them, too. Continue reading...

Rosebay willowherb

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
06 June 2013 at 15:47
My mum is on what she calls ‘The 20-Weeds-a-Day Plan’. This involves walking around the garden every afternoon and pulling up 20 weeds... Continue reading...

Seed Club - emptying the greenhouse

By Sally Nex in Plants
05 June 2013 at 10:59
At the moment my garden is busier than the M25 on a Friday afternoon. Trays of seedlings are queuing nose-to-tail to get out of the cold frame... Continue reading...
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By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 June 2013 at 09:59
Last weekend was the 2013 Garden BioBlitz, an online Twitter-originated collaboration to observe, identify and record garden wildlife. Continue reading...

Growing cow parsley

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
03 June 2013 at 13:42
I made the mistake, many years ago, of thinking that cow parsley was so lovely that I planted it (or at least shook some seed around) in my garden. Continue reading...

BioBlitz garden wildlife audit

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 May 2013 at 10:15
On Wednesday I conducted a BioBlitz of the garden. This is a relatively new phenomenon, which involves auditing the garden and making a note of everything that has arrived by itself. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and their predators

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
29 May 2013 at 11:00
As I write, the bush in front of the bay window is ‘on the move’ as house sparrows, hedge sparrows, various tits and chaffinches forage inside it. Continue reading...

Rain-damaged plants

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
28 May 2013 at 12:28
I returned home on Thursday just in time for temperatures below 10ºC and battering rains. The catmint had been bashed about something chronic by the weather... Continue reading...

Growing pears

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
27 May 2013 at 07:11
Everything looks promising on the fruit front, but the last thing we need now is cold weather or, worse still, more frost. Continue reading...

Wildlife and the Chelsea Flower Show

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 May 2013 at 11:40
I’ve been visiting The RHS Chelsea Flower Show for six of the 100 years it’s been running. During that time, I’ve seen a sea change in attitudes towards wildlife gardening... Continue reading...
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