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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...

Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

By Adam Pasco in Plants
18 March 2013 at 14:29
Every so often in gardening, something happens that is a real game changer. I’ve seen some devastating tree diseases in my lifetime. Continue reading...

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...