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Gardening for bats

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's easy to consider bees and birds when gardening - we see plenty of them if we grow the right plants - but what about bats? Continue reading...
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Plume moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Monday I was stopped by one of the teachers at six-year-old's school and shown an image of a brightly coloured moth on his phone. Continue reading...
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Growing eryngiums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I love eryngiums: they are about the only plants that manage to be architectural, delicate, pretty and slightly dangerous. Continue reading...
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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
At the launch of the Big Butterfly Count I had the privilege of meeting several experts from Butterfly Conservation, including its President, Sir David Attenborough... Continue reading...
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Aphids

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
In my garden it's business as usual: lily beetles have been feasting on my lilies, while scale insects appear to have increased in number... But where are the aphids? Continue reading...
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Garden birds, squirrels and fruit crops

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Sometimes wildlife crosses the line between welcome resident and unwanted nuisance. Continue reading...
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Flying Ants Day

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
I found a winged, black ant in the garden last week. The child inside me said "Flying Ants Day!" but there was no sign of any others. Continue reading...
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Fasciation

By Richard Jones in Plants
06 July 2011 at 15:27
I remember, very clearly, finding a fasciated marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre, somewhere in the flood plain of the River Cuckmere, near Alfriston, Sussex, when I was aged 12 or 13. Continue reading...
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Grow Yourself Healthy: July

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I've never known greenhouse tomatoes to grow so quickly, with the tips of most plants already reaching the roof. Each is carrying four or five trusses of fruit [...] Continue reading...
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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is running this week and I have been lucky enough to get a quick preview prior to judging today. Continue reading...
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