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Caring for naturalised bulbs

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
21 February 2012 at 17:20
When we first moved here, years ago [...] I managed to plant sack after sack of bulbs, and I’ve added to them over the years, particularly on the bank flanking the drive. Continue reading...
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Preparing for drought in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
20 February 2012 at 15:04
It's only February, but already we're being warned of severe drought in many regions. Continue reading...
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Mice in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 February 2012 at 10:29
Mice have adapted well to living cheek by jowl with humans. They might eat our peas and potatoes, or chew through bags of bird food... Continue reading...
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Woodlice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
14 February 2012 at 11:08
I never quite know whether to admire woodlice as tough little blighters, or dismiss them as an evolutionary joke. Continue reading...
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Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
13 February 2012 at 15:34
[...] I have noticed some very sinister goings on: something is disfiguring leylandii hedges with brown patches. Continue reading...
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Making mini ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
10 February 2012 at 11:06
I've just returned from a holiday in Thailand, where it was hot and sunny, and quite unlike home in almost every way. Except for one... Continue reading...
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The benefit of freezing weather in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
08 February 2012 at 15:42
Fortunately the sudden freeze means I can now do jobs that were strictly off limits beforehand, when the ground was soggy and slippery. Continue reading...
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Gardening jobs for snowy weather

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
06 February 2012 at 14:24
[...] capturing gardening in all its glory for Gardeners' World Magazine and gardenersworld.com requires planning, and photographs of gardening and associated activities in the snow are in high demand. Continue reading...
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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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