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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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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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