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Picture-wing flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
14 March 2012 at 08:01
[...] many people find small flies in their back gardens all the time, and most people ignore them. But this one is a jewel.
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Plant supports

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
12 March 2012 at 17:34
There are few things more dispiriting that a plant in full bloom falling over because of summer winds or rain. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and garden pests

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
09 March 2012 at 11:26
Now's a great time to make sure your garden has adequate natural, as well as supplementary, food for this spring's nesting birds. Continue reading...
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Preparing for Chelsea

By Andy Sturgeon in Gardeners' musings
08 March 2012 at 15:11
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner and you wouldn’t believe how my head is whirring at the moment. Continue reading...
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Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
06 March 2012 at 13:58
Now that March is here, it’s a good time to grab the snail by the horns and start control measures. Continue reading...
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Ask Adam

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2012 at 14:48
In the run-up to Gardeners' World Live, we're launching Ask Adam – a new feature where I'll regularly answer a selection of your topical gardening questions. Continue reading...
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Broad beans

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
02 March 2012 at 09:44
Yesterday I marked the first day of the month by visiting the allotment and sowing broad beans – the first seeds I had sown this year. Continue reading...
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Dormice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 February 2012 at 15:08
I’ve written this blog mainly as a vehicle to show a ludicrously cute clip of a dormouse, snoring. Continue reading...
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Yew

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
27 February 2012 at 15:24
[...] regardless of the type of garden, there are some plants that transcend fashion, time and style, plants that will work in pretty much any garden. Continue reading...
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Escallonia

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
24 February 2012 at 11:37
Last summer I walked past a hedge that was so covered in bumblebees it was moving. But I actually heard it before I saw it: buzzzzzzz... Continue reading...
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