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The best way to grow potatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
04 July 2014 at 10:00
I've harvested the first of the year’s home-grown new potatoes. It got me thinking: what’s the best way to grow potatoes? Continue reading...

Honeybees in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 July 2014 at 09:35
The honeybees are doing a fine job out there today. This morning it's the turn of the Veronicastrum virginicum. Continue reading...

Grass snakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
01 July 2014 at 10:09
We have rather a lot of grass snakes this year. My wife and son were in the kitchen the other day when one came in through the open door. Continue reading...

Plume moths

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 June 2014 at 16:36
I visited my mum last weekend. On arrival we exchanged pleasantries, she asked me to fix the bathroom tap, and then she got down to business: “Now. I saw a butterfly the other day. It was pinkish, and had thin wings.” Continue reading...

Yellow leaves and slow growth

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 June 2014 at 16:00
Yellowing leaves, or chlorosis, is very common this year. It's often combined with slow growth, and vegetable plants seem to be most affected. Continue reading...
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The golden rules of gardening

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
23 June 2014 at 11:28
It’s always a pleasure meeting keen gardeners, but slightly daunting when you actually have to entertain them. Continue reading...
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New tortoiseshell butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2014 at 10:09
The caterpillars I rescued from a nettle patch sprayed with weedkiller have turned out to be small tortoiseshells. Continue reading...

Wasp stings

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
18 June 2014 at 10:34
Can you tell which thumb was just stung by a wasp? Judging by the smoothed wrinkles and puffy flesh, this feels like nature's form of Botox. Continue reading...
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Garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 June 2014 at 10:43
Sometimes gardening feels less like a soothing and relaxing pastime, and more like a series of skirmishes against an unvanquishable enemy. Continue reading...

Urban foxes on the allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 June 2014 at 17:52
Over the years Costas, my allotment neighbour, has befriended a male fox, who visits him daily for Rich Tea biscuits. Continue reading...
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