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Spring blossom

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
29 April 2013 at 13:47
At last, the warm weather has kick-started the season, and blossom is finally appearing. Continue reading...
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Argentinian wildlife garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
26 April 2013 at 14:37
In Argentina I was lucky enough to meet Fabiana, a city garden designer with a dream for a simpler life in the country. Continue reading...
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Zebra spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 April 2013 at 11:53
Although, yes, technically it is a spider, I’m almost positive that nobody could really be scared of the zebra spider. Continue reading...
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Growing vegetables on terraces

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
24 April 2013 at 10:50
For the last couple weeks I've been on something of a 'grand tour' of South America. I've visited gardens and seen some interesting horticultural practices. Continue reading...
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Spring jobs in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
23 April 2013 at 16:26
At last, the longer daylight hours and a bit of full-strength April sunshine has pushed some life into my garden. Continue reading...
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Hostas and slugs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
23 April 2013 at 13:05
As spring finally springs and the soil warms up, we should address a very common hosta problem. Continue reading...
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Bees and pesticides

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
19 April 2013 at 07:31
Bees have been in the news a lot lately, as calls to ban neonicotinoid pesticides have reached fever pitch across Europe. Continue reading...
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Nesting robins

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 April 2013 at 17:35
While the growling frogs in my mum's shallow pond have gone quiet, a pair of robins has been busy in the garden of my mother-in-law. Continue reading...
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Growing salad crops

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
15 April 2013 at 13:39
Apart from a nice assortment of colourful leaves and a slight crunch if they're fresh, I'm not convinced that lettuce adds much more to salad than bulk! Continue reading...
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Queen wasp

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 April 2013 at 13:00
A dead leaf was twitching on the water’s surface, and gently peeling it up, expecting to see an animated amphibian beneath, revealed, instead, a queen wasp. Continue reading...
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