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Growing tomatoes outdoors

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 May 2014 at 10:08
Every May, as the weather warms up, I ask myself the same question: is it really worth growing tomatoes outside this summer? Continue reading...
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Elm trees and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
09 May 2014 at 13:18
I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton, and ran around Preston Park admiring its lovely elm trees. Continue reading...
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Ground beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 May 2014 at 09:35
A madly animated shining bullet takes off at top speed across the flagstone, but this is just another ordinary day for the gardener - it's a ground beetle. Continue reading...
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Tree peonies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
06 May 2014 at 10:55
This is a tree peony. Not just any old tree peony, but one with a flower that looks like a newly washed pink Pekingese and is about the same size. Continue reading...
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100 hungry snails

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 May 2014 at 10:02
I've just taken a pot filled with 100 hungry snails to the wildlife area of my local park. I've had enough of them. Continue reading...
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Slug invasion

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
01 May 2014 at 09:14
I’ve been doing quite a bit of planting out and weeding, and have been horrified to see just how well the slugs are doing. Continue reading...
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Unseasonally early flowers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
28 April 2014 at 11:10
Looking around my garden, I'm surprised to see a number of plants in full flower weeks before I'd usually expect them to bloom. Continue reading...
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A new bee hotel

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 April 2014 at 10:00
Last week, in my quest to have The Most Solitary Bees On An Allotment Ever, I made a bee hotel using a cardboard box. Continue reading...
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Pale crab spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 April 2014 at 12:06
Here’s one for the arachnophobes. Not because I want to scare anyone, or offend, but in the hope of some progress towards reconciliation. Continue reading...
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Wild garlic

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 April 2014 at 10:41
If you go down to the woods today, you might notice a rather distinct oniony smell among the unfurling leaves and the bluebells. Continue reading...
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