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Ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 June 2011 at 15:32
After last week's excitement about the ladybird party on the BBC allotment, I was delighted to learn that the UK Ladybird Survey had a stand at this year's Gardeners' World Live. Continue reading...
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Weeds

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The downpours we've had in Hampshire over the last few days have made a serious difference to the plants [...] Sadly, the weeds have flourished too. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2011

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
There's only one thing better than receiving emails, letters and phone calls from readers and that's meeting them in person. Continue reading...
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Growing veg in containers - garden pests

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm a bit of a soft touch when it comes to 'pests'... Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I think it's going to be a good year for stag beetles in East Dulwich [...] I found the chap, pictured left, buzzing about as I was bringing in the washing off of the line. Continue reading...
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The National Gardens Scheme

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is one of those great British institutions like fish and chips, cricket, morris dancing, Victoria sponge and Alan Titchmarsh. Continue reading...
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Summer bedding plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
I admit to not being a huge fan of annual bedding plants, but I can see their attraction. For the gardener, they provide instant results... Continue reading...
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Waiting for rain

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I know that gardeners in other areas of the country have been blessed with proper, sustained downpours, but no such luck here. Continue reading...
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Growing roses - rose diseases

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Are your roses martyrs to disease? Are their leaves covered with black spots or a white overcoat of powdery mildew? Continue reading...
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Growing giant sunflowers - planting out

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Last month, we challenged you to break the World Record for growing the tallest sunflower... Now, in late May, we should all have good, strong sunflowers ready to plant out... Continue reading...
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