Wildflower lawns

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 June 2013 at 14:41
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Lily beetles

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
14 June 2013 at 13:56
I spent a delightful day in Sway last weekend. It was their open gardens day, and I was met by a gaggle of gardeners who had all kinds of gardening questions. Continue reading...

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...