House sparrows

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 March 2013 at 14:32
A road near where I live is inhabited by a large colony of house sparrows, and a colony of swifts also breed there. Continue reading...

Bumblebees and climate change

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 March 2013 at 13:04
Sapphire Class at Ivydale Primary School are now experts on bumblebees. We did a workshop on climate change so I took in a tray of bumblebee specimens. Continue reading...
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Wildlife ponds and growling frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 March 2013 at 16:24
“I heard some growling from the shallow pond”, said the text message, from my mother. Continue reading...

Building a garden fence

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
11 March 2013 at 15:49
There is something very satisfying about a sturdy, well-built fence. Continue reading...

Growing autumn-fruiting raspberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
06 March 2013 at 16:05
I’m a big fan of raspberries, which are the most reliable of all the soft fruit crops that I grow. Continue reading...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...