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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...

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...

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...

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...

Winter snow and tender plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
With snow falling, I knew it was cold this morning when I went out to take the kids to school ... and couldn't get the car doors open. They were frozen stuck. Continue reading...

Stinky plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
There are some plants which everyone agrees smell bad. The titan arum and the dragon arum both smell like rotting corpses when in flower, to attract pollinating flies. Continue reading...

Derelict gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] something like one in five front gardens are never used by their owners, for anything. A quick stroll up the road shows my neighbourhood seems to fit with this. Continue reading...

Gardening with children

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I think it is generally an excellent thing to try and get children to grow stuff - if only so that they understand how plants behave. Continue reading...

Guerrilla gardening and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Guerrilla gardening, the subject of a recent radio programme, is the act of gardening on public or private land without permission. Continue reading...

Sowing seed indoors

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Once again it poured with rain at the weekend, so my heavy clay soil was too wet to be worked. Instead, I made for the greenhouse, to do a spot of cleaning. Continue reading...