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Harvesting garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This must be the first year that I've harvested a crop of garlic with no traces of rust: not a pustule in sight. Continue reading...
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Drought damage in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Looking out onto my back garden, a great swathe of lawn is brown. I've had brown patches develop in the past during very dry periods, but nothing like this. Continue reading...
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Garden photography

By Lila Das Gupta in Gardeners' musings
I've always wanted to take better pictures of my garden and allotment, not just for the sake of keeping a record, but for the pure artistic pleasure of it. Continue reading...
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Frogs

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Frogs always cause a hullabaloo in our garden and this one was soon surrounded by curious children, wondering where it had come from, and what they were to do about it. Continue reading...
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Trees for small gardens 2

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
The other day there was a tweet from Gardeners' World regarding a post I wrote on this blog a couple of years ago, about my top five trees for small gardens. Continue reading...
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Foraging

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I've been out foraging. Not from the hedgerows, but from parks, canal banks and graveyards. Continue reading...
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Growing courgettes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I adore home-grown courgettes. They lack that slightly bitter taste and spongy texture you can get with supermarket specimens. Continue reading...
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Growing and harvesting broad beans

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 July 2010 at 11:29
Picking broad beans really is a family affair in the Pasco household. The fat, swollen pods are full of promise and we eagerly pop them open to release the harvest. Continue reading...
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Growing garlic

By Lila Das Gupta in Grow & eat
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is always a good place to look for new 'grow your own' ideas. [...] my highlights for 2010 were garlic and blueberries. Continue reading...
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Building a pond

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've been building, not so much a garden pond, as a playground pond. And the first problem with playgrounds is that they are all-over tarmac. Continue reading...
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