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Colourful winter stems

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
30 January 2012 at 11:24
High on the list of good things about winter sunshine is the way it shows off the colourful winter stems of willows. Continue reading...

Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 January 2012 at 16:22
How often do you clean your bird feeders? Once or twice a year? Whenever you refill them, or just when they’re looking dirty? Continue reading...

Chitting seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
25 January 2012 at 10:25
My newly tidied greenhouse is now playing host to the seed potatoes as they start the chitting process, despite the fact that I caught a mouse in there a week or two ago. Continue reading...

Unwelcome wildlife

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
23 January 2012 at 15:13
[...] my garden has become a bit of a wildlife haven, but unfortunately not all wildlife is welcome. Continue reading...

Plans for a garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
19 January 2012 at 10:09
[...] my main aim in 2012 is to make the garden look more established. This year I have a strict ‘no bare wall’ policy... Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 January 2012 at 16:28
[...] the hives on the small allotment on the corner of my street are quiet; maybe, at last, the occupants have settled down into a tight over-wintering huddle. Continue reading...
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Most common garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
13 January 2012 at 16:15
You know the Interpol 'Most Wanted' list [...] Well, every year the RHS produces something very similar: the 'Least Wanted' list of garden pests. Continue reading...

Has spring sprung?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 January 2012 at 14:40
I think my frogs are about to start spawning. There’s a lot of activity in their hibernaculum (read: thumping around), and it’s been so mild and wet lately... Continue reading...

Rabbits and myxomatosis

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
11 January 2012 at 11:57
Gardeners have a difficult relationship with rabbits, and I myself sometimes swear inwardly, when a rabbit finds its way into my veg plot, and munches through my veg. Continue reading...

Gardeners and the Big Society

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
09 January 2012 at 14:23
Whether for commercial reasons, altruistic ones, or a bit of both, it’s great to see the staff and customers of garden centres participating in a varied range of projects and initiatives. Continue reading...