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Of cabbage trees and starlings

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 September 2014 at 10:14
For the last week, a flock of around 20 starlings has descended daily on a nearby cabbage palm. Continue reading...
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Hummingbird hawkmoth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 September 2014 at 09:59
The hummingbird hawkmoth has been visiting my mum’s garden, but then she does live in the Mediterranean climate of the Sussex coast. Continue reading...
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Bulbs for autumn planting

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
08 September 2014 at 11:51
It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. September has rolled round, which means it's time to order bulbs for autumn planting. Continue reading...
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Compost heaps and bean trenches

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
05 September 2014 at 10:00
I conducted an experiment on the allotment this year: rather than putting weeds and kitchen waste onto a large heap, I dug them into a trench. Continue reading...
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RHS Garden Wisley

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 September 2014 at 10:50
Last week I went on a lovely trip to RHS Garden Wisley. Having spent the majority of my non self-employed working life there, it's always fun to go back. Continue reading...
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Bumper blackberry harvest

By Adam Pasco in Plants
01 September 2014 at 10:23
Apart from tasting delicious - particularly in a crumble - one of the main reasons I love blackberries so much is that they just keep on coming. Continue reading...
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Signs of autumn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
29 August 2014 at 09:34
Autumn does seem to have come a little early this year. I wonder if it’s because we had such a good start to summer, followed by a few weeks of rain. Continue reading...
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Dragonfly exuviae

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 August 2014 at 15:30
The rattling whirr of dragonfly wings around a large pond is an awe-inspiring sound, especially in their hundreds. Continue reading...
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Abelia grandiflora

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
26 August 2014 at 11:06
It's still holiday season (just). A time for lazing around, recharging one's batteries, eating interesting cheeses and admiring different places. Continue reading...
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Trees for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 August 2014 at 06:35
For several years I've been battling with the gardeners of the communal garden in my block of flats, in a bid to encourage them to be a little more wildlife friendly. Continue reading...
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