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Late-flourishing veg

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
05 September 2012 at 16:20
Sometimes I feel the weather is mocking me. After the worst growing season I’ve ever known, my veg crops are having a new lease of life. Continue reading...
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Growing runner beans

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
03 September 2012 at 11:19
My runner beans have been cropping well for a few weeks now, and aren't just doing well because they have the right weather conditions to flourish. Continue reading...
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Goldfinches

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 August 2012 at 10:20
[...] when I heard a chattering in the garden last week, I instantly got up to investigate, and was amazed to see two goldfinches squabbling over the sunflower hearts. Continue reading...
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Bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
29 August 2012 at 10:44
“It’s either a really big moth, or there’s a bat in the bedroom,” So I was woken from deep sleep into the deep blackness of our French holiday gite, just over a week ago. Continue reading...
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Beekeeping

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
27 August 2012 at 15:10
We know a fair bit about bee-friendly plants [...] but I am currently toying with the idea of going one step further and actually getting a hive of bees Continue reading...
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Daddy longlegs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 August 2012 at 16:15
Have you ever looked at a crane fly close up? They’re amazing, like a cross between an elephant and a helicopter [...] Continue reading...
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Writing garden poetry

By Tony Scarfi in Gardeners' musings
23 August 2012 at 09:09
Winning the Gardeners’ World Magazine poetry competition last year was a big thrill and it led to a number of exciting spin-offs. Continue reading...
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Ants

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
22 August 2012 at 16:10
For some people, ants are a problem simply because they are six-legged and present in large numbers. Continue reading...
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Where are the ladybirds?

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
20 August 2012 at 10:34
Where have all the ladybirds gone? Perhaps they are yet to arrive, on the crest of a warm front from the Continent [...] Continue reading...
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Wordsworth's garden at Dove Cottage

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
17 August 2012 at 12:51
I visited the former home of William Wordsworth in the Lake District last weekend. It was fascinating to walk around Dove Cottage as it was when it was lived in, but I couldn’t wait to see the garden. Continue reading...
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