Signing off

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's time to say goodbye! This is going to be my last blog for a while because I'm preparing for exams, so it's a case of 'something's got to give'. Continue reading...

Slug sex

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It may sound like a bit of a joke, but slugs are the supreme sexual acrobats, and their mating gyrations are sensuous well beyond the limits of their apparently simple slimy bodies. Continue reading...

My five favourite dahlias

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
There was a time when the dahlia was persona non grata in our gardens and was banished to the vegetable garden where it was grown purely as a cut flower or for competitions. Continue reading...

Gardening disputes between neighbours

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
If you're bearing a grudge against one of your neighbours, one way to exact revenge is plant a leylandii hedge in your garden. Continue reading...

Tomato and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My garden has been so humid; if it wasn't raining then the air was positively dripping. So, I'm amazed at just how little blight I've seen on tomatoes or potatoes. Continue reading...

Are garden centres dull?

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
[...] I often leave garden centres disappointed that so little was on offer to inspire me to part with my money. Continue reading...


By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
One thing that scientists still can't fully explain is why a fruit or vegetable grown in one place can taste so different to one grown a few miles up the road. Continue reading...

Fox droppings

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 September 2010 at 10:27
The foxes of East Dulwich are particularly well fed. I can tell this for sure, because I have been able to examine, very closely, what comes out of the other end of the fox. Continue reading...

Gardening mistakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
It is a good moment to look back on the triumphs and disasters in our gardens and to make notes so that we do not make the same mistakes again. Continue reading...

Planting spring bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Spring bulbs don't just provide us with a burst of colour to remind us that summer is on its way. They provide insects with nectar, which is essential for feeding them up again... Continue reading...