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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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Parakeets

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 June 2012 at 11:45
[...] when a flock of ring-necked parakeets screech their way over the chimney pots, I may as well be looking up at a squadron of flying saucers. They are so very alien. Continue reading...
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Growing lupins

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
18 June 2012 at 14:29
The lupin (Lupinus) is a much loved classic English cottage garden flower: not very long lived but pretty easy to grow nonetheless. Continue reading...
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Scent and memory

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
15 June 2012 at 11:00
Walking around the RHS Plant Marquee at Gardeners' World Live this week brought back many childhood memories. Continue reading...
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Wet weather on the veg plot

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
12 June 2012 at 15:19
Like so many other gardeners right now I’m despairing, so I think I'll have a good moan and see if it helps. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2012

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
11 June 2012 at 12:27
For one week each year, the NEC in Birmingham becomes my home as it plays host to BBC Gardeners' World Live. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year [...] Continue reading...
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Plants for a green roof

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
08 June 2012 at 07:12
When I look at my green roof, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry [...] it looks very lush and green, but I wish I’d never planted those red campions. Continue reading...
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Giant beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
06 June 2012 at 11:57
Sitting in the kitchen, chatting to teenage daughter before bed, she suddenly interrupted the conversation with: “That was a stag beetle, wasn’t it?” Continue reading...
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Unpleasant plant smells

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
04 June 2012 at 09:07
[...] one man’s perfume is another man’s stench. My wife, for example, finds the smell of lilies so overpowering, as to be unbearable. Continue reading...
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