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Seven-spot ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
30 May 2014 at 10:02
I've never seen so many ladybirds. Moreover, I've never seen so many ladybirds having sex. Continue reading...
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A new polytunnel

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
28 May 2014 at 14:00
I've splashed out on a mini polytunnel. How it will last on my windswept hillside I don’t know, but it has solved my problem of lack of space – for now. Continue reading...
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Organic pest control in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
27 May 2014 at 14:33
...although it’s often tempting to reach for an insecticide spray at the first sign of an infestation, I prefer encouraging a natural balance in my garden. Continue reading...
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Wildlife at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
23 May 2014 at 09:25
If you stand at the end of the Homebase ‘Time to Reflect’ garden and look up, you might notice holes in the leaves of the hornbeam trees above you. Continue reading...
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Cuckoo spit

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
20 May 2014 at 11:34
Sunday saw our first barbecue of the season, but as we sat munching our smoky kebabs, we were dripped on by froghopper excrement. Continue reading...
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 May 2014 at 10:00
Chelsea gardens are cleverly designed stage sets. But we can take bits of them home with us: an idea, a view, a combination, or in this case, a tree. Continue reading...
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Phacelia and bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2014 at 10:00
Cycling through the allotment last week, I stopped at a plot filled with tall blue flowers. It was flowering scorpionweed, Phacelia. Continue reading...
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Gardening by the weather

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
12 May 2014 at 15:42
This year is already proving to be a classic reminder of how important it is to avoid gardening blindly by the calendar. Continue reading...
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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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