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Parsnips

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Before the introduction of the potato to Europe in 1536, the parsnip was a much more mainstream vegetable than it is now. Continue reading...
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Composting in winter

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
My compost bin fills up every winter ... with all the freezing temperatures of late the composting process has come to a complete standstill. Continue reading...
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Growing cyclamen

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
This year there seems to be a lot of grey mould lurking about on cyclamen plants. Each time I make my purchases, I spend a good few minutes checking around the base of the leaves... Continue reading...
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Monty Don

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
News that Monty Don will be returning to Gardeners' World has really got you talking! Hundreds have responded to my blog about the changing presenter line-up. Continue reading...
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Rats in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
One Christmas my mum handed me a spade and told me to "kill the rats in the compost bin". Continue reading...
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Squirrels, foxes and snow

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I don't think the squirrels liked the snow [...] In south-east London we only had 3 or 4 inches but that's as high as a squirrel's eye hereabouts. Continue reading...
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Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
When the new series of Gardeners' World returns next spring we'll be welcoming back some familiar friends on a Friday evening. Continue reading...
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Five plants for Christmas gifts

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
[...] if you don't mind not being able to actually tear the shiny paper from your presents on 25th December, then a promissory note of a plant come springtime is a great gift idea. Continue reading...
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Why are the birds ignoring their food?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Last winter, when I went to great trouble to feed the birds in my garden, my offerings were largely ignored. This winter, I'm trying again... Continue reading...
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Feeding garden birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The soil here is rock solid [...] Now, I'd need to use an ice axe, rather than a fork if I wanted to plant anything. Continue reading...
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