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...

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...

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...

Gardening in Russia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
09 April 2013 at 14:20
I realise that this subject may ring very few bells among the habitués of, but you find me trying to get my head around gardening in Russia. Continue reading...

Seed Club - spring in the greenhouse

By Sally Nex in Plants
03 April 2013 at 17:18
Well, thank goodness for greenhouses. I've practically been living in mine this month. Continue reading...

The best crops for flavour

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
28 March 2013 at 17:06
Growing your own brings a host of benefits, like better freshness and saving money. Continue reading...

Newts and wildlife ponds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 March 2013 at 15:22
Three weeks ago I excitedly tweeted a photo of this year’s first newt. Despite the reflections of sky, me and my phone, she is quite clearly visible in the pondweed. Continue reading...
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Wintery weather

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
25 March 2013 at 12:44
If I had a shiny new pound for every person who has said to me, “Remember last year? We were all swanning around in shorts in March” I would be well on my way towards buying myself a very handsome dinner. Continue reading...

Growing auriculas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
22 March 2013 at 11:38
As a rule, I only grow plants that will benefit bees, moths and other pollinators. I do relax this rule, though, by growing auriculas. Continue reading...

Holes in leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
20 March 2013 at 11:28
My garden is full of holes. All of a sudden many plants look like they are being attacked by mystery pests. Continue reading...