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Growing veg in shade

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
03 February 2012 at 17:24
I’ve decided not to take any risks growing veg in my garden this year [...] consequently I’m only sowing shade-tolerant crops this spring. Continue reading...
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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
30 January 2012 at 15:06
Last weekend was the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. The idea was simple: spend an hour in the garden, or local park, sometime over the weekend, and input what birds you saw at the RSPB website. Continue reading...
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Colourful winter stems

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
30 January 2012 at 11:24
High on the list of good things about winter sunshine is the way it shows off the colourful winter stems of willows. Continue reading...
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Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 January 2012 at 16:22
How often do you clean your bird feeders? Once or twice a year? Whenever you refill them, or just when they’re looking dirty? Continue reading...
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Chitting seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
25 January 2012 at 10:25
My newly tidied greenhouse is now playing host to the seed potatoes as they start the chitting process, despite the fact that I caught a mouse in there a week or two ago. Continue reading...
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Unwelcome wildlife

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
23 January 2012 at 15:13
[...] my garden has become a bit of a wildlife haven, but unfortunately not all wildlife is welcome. Continue reading...
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Plans for a garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
19 January 2012 at 10:09
[...] my main aim in 2012 is to make the garden look more established. This year I have a strict ‘no bare wall’ policy... Continue reading...
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Honeybees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 January 2012 at 16:28
[...] the hives on the small allotment on the corner of my street are quiet; maybe, at last, the occupants have settled down into a tight over-wintering huddle. Continue reading...
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Most common garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
13 January 2012 at 16:15
You know the Interpol 'Most Wanted' list [...] Well, every year the RHS produces something very similar: the 'Least Wanted' list of garden pests. Continue reading...
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Has spring sprung?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 January 2012 at 14:40
I think my frogs are about to start spawning. There’s a lot of activity in their hibernaculum (read: thumping around), and it’s been so mild and wet lately... Continue reading...
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