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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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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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