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Garden birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 February 2013 at 07:09
Hardly anything is moving and the various birds are huddled against the cold; like me they all seem to be thinking “come on, spring must be along soon”. Continue reading...
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Moths in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 February 2013 at 17:31
There are quite a few moths in my garden. I love seeing them feeding on plants at night, and finding their caterpillars amongst the foliage. Continue reading...
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Good things about February

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
12 February 2013 at 15:37
I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you this, but 28 days of cold wet yukkiness is hardly conducive to horticultural excitement. Continue reading...
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Planting to cut winter fuel bills

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
04 February 2013 at 18:04
Research now shows that in addition to its aesthetic and wildlife value, ivy and plants trained against buildings help screen and insulate them from the cooling effect of cold wind. Continue reading...
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Growing plants for winter scent

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
04 February 2013 at 17:03
Thank heavens for winter-flowering plants. These hardy specimens often have tiny, inconsequential blooms, but they more than make up for them with their powerful, sweet fragrance. Continue reading...
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The juniper shieldbug

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
01 February 2013 at 12:55
Some people are very precious about trees. This is because the tree has become one of the green super-icons of the environmental movement. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Magazine Seed Club

By Sally Nex in Gardeners' musings
30 January 2013 at 17:52
Throughout the growing season I'll share my experience of growing the Seed Club crops in this monthly blog. Continue reading...
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Waiting for the snow to thaw

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
28 January 2013 at 13:01
In the next week or so the rain will come, the air temperature will rise and everything will look distinctly brown and soggy. Continue reading...
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Growing a yew hedge

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
25 January 2013 at 12:54
I’m very fond of yew; I love seeing gnarled old trees in graveyards, exploring the patterns and fissures of their bark. Continue reading...
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Garden birds in the snow

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
23 January 2013 at 17:33
There is still plenty of snow and ice in my neck of the woods. The ground is so slippery that my parked car slid backwards down the drive today. Continue reading...
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