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Growing radicchio

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's a little bitter, but absolutely delicious, and costs a fortune when you have it in restaurants or buy it from a delicatessen. Continue reading...
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Moths and bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
... it was no surprise to see the large dark outline of what was probably an old lady flapping past. What was a surprise was the sudden swoop of an animated black handkerchief... Continue reading...
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Creating a pond

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The important thing about making natural ponds [...] is to make sure they look natural and not like puddles stranded in the middle of nowhere. Continue reading...
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Gardening injuries

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Gardening injuries ... normally happen in spring, when the first sunny day of the year inspires hours of weeding, pruning and digging after a winter of sitting on the sofa eating pies. Continue reading...
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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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