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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Gardeners' World Magazine Seed Club

By Sally Nex in Gardeners' musings
30 January 2013 at 17:52
Throughout the growing season I'll share my experience of growing the Seed Club crops in this monthly blog. Continue reading...

Waiting for the snow to thaw

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
28 January 2013 at 13:01
In the next week or so the rain will come, the air temperature will rise and everything will look distinctly brown and soggy. Continue reading...

Growing a yew hedge

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
25 January 2013 at 12:54
I’m very fond of yew; I love seeing gnarled old trees in graveyards, exploring the patterns and fissures of their bark. Continue reading...

Garden birds in the snow

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
23 January 2013 at 17:33
There is still plenty of snow and ice in my neck of the woods. The ground is so slippery that my parked car slid backwards down the drive today. Continue reading...

Edible dahlia tubers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
21 January 2013 at 08:04
Dahlias always been a favourite in my garden, but for their flowers rather than tubers, which are apparently edible. Continue reading...

Orange ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 January 2013 at 14:12
Recently I met a very special species indeed: an orange ladybird. It was hibernating in a pine tree in my local park. What a find. Continue reading...

Spiders in the compost bin

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
16 January 2013 at 07:14
I imagine that, for most people, a compost bin is a useful source of compost. In our garden, though, the compost bin is little more than a private nature reserve. Continue reading...

Planting tulips late

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
14 January 2013 at 14:40
As I write this in the blushing dawn of the new year I feel it appropriate to come clean about something that I ought to have done by now. Continue reading...
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Making a stumpery

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 January 2013 at 18:17
Dead wood makes a wonderful habitat in the garden, providing food and shelter for huge numbers of invertebrates including wood-boring beetles, solitary bees and woodlice. Continue reading...