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Hedgehog rescue

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
07 December 2012 at 11:34
A friend of mine recently found a juvenile hedgehog. In addition to dicing with death in the road, ‘Killie’ the hedgehog faced another danger: winter. Continue reading...
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Garden foxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 December 2012 at 10:41
The foxes have been busy in my garden again. I haven’t seen them recently, but they leave their tell-tale signs. Today I find they’ve been raiding the food store. Continue reading...
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First frost of the winter

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 December 2012 at 14:57
Today we got our first proper frost, so it's time to dig up dahlia tubers - and any tender perennials you have in pots should really have been brought in yesterday. Continue reading...
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Ash dieback disease

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 November 2012 at 16:35
Walking through the park, I spotted two ash trees with withered leaves. Were they infected with ash dieback or were they just brown because it was autumn? Continue reading...
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Wind and rain damage in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
28 November 2012 at 10:37
With all the recent heavy rains, my garden is in a worse state than it gets into in the depths of a wet winter, and it's only the end of November. Continue reading...
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Dealing with a waterlogged garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
26 November 2012 at 16:26
I woke on Sunday morning to find a large lake on my lawn once again, with relentless rain falling on already saturated ground. Continue reading...
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Growing fruit for birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
23 November 2012 at 12:24
This autumn I intend to add to my collection of fruiting shrubs for birds. Now we’ve hit bare-root planting season, there are bargains to be had. Continue reading...
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Birds and beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
21 November 2012 at 17:17
Within days, two scientific reports - on British birds and ground beetles - have made national headlines because of their dire prognoses. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 November 2012 at 17:12
Once autumn leaves have become soggy and less fun to jump on, do not put them in the bin. It is easy to transform them into rich brown, crumbly compost. Continue reading...
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Making hawthorn ketchup

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
16 November 2012 at 16:35
Yesterday I made hawthorn ketchup. I was pleasantly surprised - it was tangy, rich and fruity, the perfect accompaniment to veggie sausage and chips. Continue reading...
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