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Moving house

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
09 July 2014 at 09:00
I’m at my mum’s for a week, helping her move house. The packing of boxes and cleaning has largely been done – my job is to move the garden. Continue reading...

Ladybird nursery

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
07 July 2014 at 12:36
Doing little more than standing and watching as aphids start spreading on flowers, shrubs and crops takes a cool head. Continue reading...

The best way to grow potatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
04 July 2014 at 10:00
I've harvested the first of the year’s home-grown new potatoes. It got me thinking: what’s the best way to grow potatoes? Continue reading...

Honeybees in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 July 2014 at 09:35
The honeybees are doing a fine job out there today. This morning it's the turn of the Veronicastrum virginicum. Continue reading...

Grass snakes

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
01 July 2014 at 10:09
We have rather a lot of grass snakes this year. My wife and son were in the kitchen the other day when one came in through the open door. Continue reading...

Plume moths

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 June 2014 at 16:36
I visited my mum last weekend. On arrival we exchanged pleasantries, she asked me to fix the bathroom tap, and then she got down to business: “Now. I saw a butterfly the other day. It was pinkish, and had thin wings.” Continue reading...

Yellow leaves and slow growth

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 June 2014 at 16:00
Yellowing leaves, or chlorosis, is very common this year. It's often combined with slow growth, and vegetable plants seem to be most affected. Continue reading...
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The golden rules of gardening

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
23 June 2014 at 11:28
It’s always a pleasure meeting keen gardeners, but slightly daunting when you actually have to entertain them. Continue reading...
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New tortoiseshell butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2014 at 10:09
The caterpillars I rescued from a nettle patch sprayed with weedkiller have turned out to be small tortoiseshells. Continue reading...

Wasp stings

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
18 June 2014 at 10:34
Can you tell which thumb was just stung by a wasp? Judging by the smoothed wrinkles and puffy flesh, this feels like nature's form of Botox. Continue reading...
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