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Growing multi-headed tulips

By Adam Pasco in Plants
I'm not sure why multi-headed tulips aren't more widely grown, as I've found their performance outstanding in patio pots. Continue reading...
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Cuckoos

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Like many people, I used to have mixed emotions when it came to cuckoos. My only childhood memory of them sums this up perfectly... Continue reading...
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Southern oak bush-cricket

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The southern oak bush-cricket is flightless, [...] so it could not possibly have flown from Southern France and Northern Italy into Surrey and Berkshire. Continue reading...
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Growing alliums: best varieties

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Looking at the bulb catalogue that is sitting on my desk as I write, I see that there are no fewer than one hundred and sixty one varieties of allium. Continue reading...
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Compost heaps and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's remarkable how much life a compost bin can attract... Continue reading...
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Autumn-fruiting raspberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This is the first proper fruiting year from many of my raspberry canes, and I’m pleased they are cropping so heavily. Continue reading...
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Gardening holidays

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
What an amazing fortnight I've had, cruising right round the British Isles in the company of over 300 gardeners [...] Continue reading...
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Mouse in the compost bin

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
There's a mouse living in my compost bin. I first saw it one evening the other week, when I added a fresh layer of tomato side shoots and yellowing leaves. Continue reading...
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Grasshoppers, butterflies and wolf spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There, plodding through the yarrow and wild marjoram, is the biggest spider I have ever seen in Europe... Continue reading...
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Garden birds and poppies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
If you look closely you notice that many [poppy seedheads] are full of little holes, which make them look quite spooky and skull-like. Continue reading...
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