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Growing and storing onions and garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2012 at 12:15
The absence of good summer weather has meant that many of my onions are ‘bull-necked,’ or unusually wide at the neck end. Continue reading...
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Growing cucumbers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
09 July 2012 at 16:27
Thank goodness for the greenhouse. When garden life has been one long round of heavy rain [...] it's been great having somewhere to continue gardening. Continue reading...
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Lawns and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
06 July 2012 at 08:05
I often hear people complain that a closely clipped lawn has no value to wildlife. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World poetry competition 2012

By Sarah Langan in Gardeners' musings
04 July 2012 at 13:10
I was a judge in last year’s Gardeners’ World poetry competition and I am really happy to be doing it again this year. Continue reading...
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Pond snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
04 July 2012 at 10:22
[...] pond snails are much more delicate than their terrestrial counterparts — slimmer and more elegant. Continue reading...
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Flowery meadows

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
03 July 2012 at 10:50
The idea of skipping hand in hand through fields of waving daisies and beaming cornflowers, or seeing fields of gently swaying wheat, studded with scarlet poppies, is compelling. Continue reading...
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Baby blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
29 June 2012 at 10:12
I was clearing dead plants from my shed’s green roof when I heard the call of baby blue tits... Continue reading...
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Seed germination

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
26 June 2012 at 14:55
[...] this year, many of us have been disappointed with the performance of our seeds. I’m sure the quality is just as good as usual, but many have failed to germinate, often despite repeated sowing. Continue reading...
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Growing herbs

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
26 June 2012 at 10:28
When it comes to flavour, herbs are particularly valuable. No kitchen garden would be complete without them. Continue reading...
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Aphids and their predators

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 June 2012 at 10:17
For the last week I have mainly been playing with aphids and their predators. It all started when I did a bit of weeding at the allotment... Continue reading...
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