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...

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...

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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A difficult year for wasps

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
28 September 2012 at 13:00
This week has marked a change in insect behaviour in my garden – some insects have started looking for a dry place to hibernate. Continue reading...

Leafhoppers on sage

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 September 2012 at 09:03
Sage is one of my favourite herbs, and I have also discovered, rather belatedly it seems, that this herb is host to an incredibly pretty leafhopper. Continue reading...
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Growing autumn cyclamen

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
24 September 2012 at 10:12
One of the first signs of autumn in this garden is the cyclamen – they are charming little things with flowers that look a bit like the Mekon from Dan Dare. Continue reading...

Using green tomatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
21 September 2012 at 10:25
From my two outdoor-grown tomato plants, I’ve harvested just two ripe tomatoes. But, luckily, I found a recipe for green tomato relish. Continue reading...

Pests and diseases aplenty

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
19 September 2012 at 09:02
I had a wonderful time diagnosing plant problems. It was my idea of heaven – a long queue of people armed with bags containing all manner of sickly plants. Continue reading...
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Growing colchicums

By Adam Pasco in Plants
17 September 2012 at 11:59
Take your bulb, place it on a windowsill, then enjoy the flowers. With autumn-flowering colchicums, that’s all you have to do for an almost instant display. Continue reading...
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