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Preventing garlic rust

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
04 March 2013 at 16:15
I’ve grown garlic successfully for years. But last summer was an exception, as the warm, wet weather provided the perfect conditions for garlic rust to thrive. Continue reading...
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Top 10 fruit and veg for a dream garden

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
01 March 2013 at 16:11
Following my recent blog Top 10 plants for a dream garden, I’m expanding the wishlist to include fruit and veg. It’s good to have a goal, no matter how distant it may seem. Continue reading...
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Frogs and toads in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
27 February 2013 at 12:56
Whenever I speak to anyone about frogs or toads, they are always slightly amazed that their pond-free garden should contain them. Continue reading...
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Seed Club - early seed sowing

By Sally Nex in Gardeners' musings
26 February 2013 at 14:16
I just can't resist getting my fingers into compost in February. I know it's too early really, as there is frost on the grass and the days are still short. Continue reading...
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Garden seating areas

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
25 February 2013 at 15:32
Although there is not a huge amount of ‘planty stuff’ to be done at this time of year, it doesn’t mean you should be sitting in a comfy chair watching television. Continue reading...
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Top 10 plants for a dream garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
22 February 2013 at 14:49
I might move house this year. It’s very early days, but the possibility of having a bigger garden is sending my plant-collecting gene into overdrive Continue reading...
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Blind daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
20 February 2013 at 07:52
The sun is shining and the daffodils are out. Nothing spells the start of spring like a mass of golden, trumpet-shaped narcissi. Continue reading...
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Early seed sowing

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
18 February 2013 at 15:08
This week I’ll get everything in place for early seed sowing. My sowing list includes greenhouse tomatoes, chillies and sweet peppers, plus a few half-hardy bedding varieties. Continue reading...
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Hedgehogs and foxes

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2013 at 07:26
I recently visited the home of Sue Kidger, a hedgehog carer from Twickenham. As far as I’m aware she’s the only hedgehog carer in the south London area. Continue reading...
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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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