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Water butts and hoverflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 July 2014 at 13:41
There has been a lot of talk about mosquitoes lately, not least the suggestion that stagnant water in water butts is increasing urban populations of mosquitoes. Continue reading...

Red spider mite

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
24 July 2014 at 09:08
They say that size isn’t everything, and that's certainly true of the glasshouse red spider mite. It's extremely small and phenomenally damaging. Continue reading...

Dealing with bindweed

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
21 July 2014 at 10:38
Bindweed is king of camouflage in the weed world. It bursts into glorious bloom during July as if to boast its presence. Continue reading...

Holly blue butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 July 2014 at 15:42
There have been lots of holly blue butterflies flitting around the ivy in my garden lately. I’m hoping they’re laying eggs... Continue reading...
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Belted hoverfly

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
16 July 2014 at 15:54
Of course, the main reason for painting our Adirondack chairs pale blue was to make the perfect backdrop for photographing insects. Continue reading...
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Green walls

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
14 July 2014 at 12:35
In the past few years there's been a vast increase in the popularity of the green or 'living' wall in various forms. Continue reading...

Watering priorities

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
10 July 2014 at 10:43
With so little rain, I'm having a near-constant battle with dryness as fruits and other crops desperately need water to swell to capacity. Continue reading...

Moving house

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
09 July 2014 at 09:00
I’m at my mum’s for a week, helping her move house. The packing of boxes and cleaning has largely been done – my job is to move the garden. Continue reading...

Ladybird nursery

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
07 July 2014 at 12:36
Doing little more than standing and watching as aphids start spreading on flowers, shrubs and crops takes a cool head. Continue reading...

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...
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