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Growing winter salad leaves

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
19 October 2012 at 16:39
My rocket is cropping nicely and my lamb’s lettuce should be ready in a couple of weeks. But I'll sow more - my aim is to have fresh salads until December. Continue reading...
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Planting spring bulbs

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
17 October 2012 at 17:07
The onset of autumn weather has been unusually late. But, undeterred, I’ve been indulging in something that tells me it must be autumn: planting bulbs. Continue reading...
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Where have all the hedgehogs gone?

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
15 October 2012 at 16:18
Hedgehogs have always been regular visitors to my garden - I'd spot them meandering across the lawn at twilight - but this year I haven’t seen any. Continue reading...
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Planting snake's head fritillaries

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
12 October 2012 at 15:48
My favourite spring bulb is the beautiful snake’s head fritillary, with its exquisite chequered flowers, and I’ve just planted 20 bulbs in the green roof on my shed. Continue reading...
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Writing outside in the present moment

By Sean Borodale in Gardeners' musings
I have often wondered how a poem begins. If I sat down at a bare table with a pencil and a piece of paper, I wonder if anything would happen at all. Continue reading...
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Apple sawfly

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 October 2012 at 08:12
I view our raggedy apple tree as a wildlife resource, as it supports lots of interesting apple-eating creatures, including apple sawfly. Continue reading...
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Picking blackberries

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
08 October 2012 at 15:09
Gathering blackberries is one of the few chances gardeners get to do something hazardous, because blackberries really do not want to be gathered. Continue reading...
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Wildlife ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 October 2012 at 17:16
I would like a bigger garden and three ponds. Why three? Well, they would be of different sizes and depths, and therefore attract a wide range of wildlife. Continue reading...
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Autumn downpours

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 October 2012 at 09:46
I’m rarely one to look forward to a season being over, but from a gardening perspective at least, I’m happy to say farewell to summer 2012. Continue reading...
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Planting spring bulbs in lawns

By Adam Pasco in Plants
01 October 2012 at 16:54
There’s more to lawns than just grass. You can easily transform yours into a colourful display of spring-flowering bulbs, and now’s the time to plant them. Continue reading...
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