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Wind

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
14 December 2011 at 11:43
It’s been very windy in many areas of the country and my hillside has felt like a wind tunnel. Continue reading...
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The no-dig method

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
09 December 2011 at 15:33
Can you get away with not digging, or is it an essential job? Continue reading...
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Moths and caterpillars

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 December 2011 at 18:00
I don’t really understand why moths get such a bad press. Well I do, a little. Some eat our clothes, others eat our crops... Continue reading...
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Soil caterpillars

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 December 2011 at 14:44
I recently intercepted a tweet from Harriet Rycroft [...] asking whether anyone could identify the creatures she was unearthing among the dahlia roots. Continue reading...
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Planting bulbs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
05 December 2011 at 16:23
Have you planted your bulbs yet? Or are they still sitting in boxes in the shed? Continue reading...
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Snakes in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 December 2011 at 16:59
…I was hopeful this summer, that the crackling I heard while negotiating an overgrown area of beach in Dorset, meant that I would finally lock eyes with a real, live, snake. Continue reading...
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Collecting fallen leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
30 November 2011 at 22:01
This morning the sun was shining and I was tempted to go into the garden, rather than do any work. So I started a leaf mould stack. Continue reading...
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Autumn gardening jobs

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
28 November 2011 at 22:06
Many years ago our weather appeared to follow more defined and predictable seasons, and this dictated what gardening jobs should be done when. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Every autumn I fetch leaves from the park to make leaf piles for frogs, beetles, and other garden wildlife. But this year I collected a few extra bags, to make leaf mould. Continue reading...
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Nature in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There is a delicate balance between wanting to see nature in the garden, and suffering the consequences of its visits. Continue reading...
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