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Growing raspberries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
In our family we say strawberries are the Beatles of the fruit world, but raspberries, which are more rock 'n roll, are the Rolling Stones. Continue reading...
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Hoverfly puparia

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The snow has gone completely now, and I take these latent packages as a good sign that spring is coming. Continue reading...
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Apple trees: 'Cox's Orange Pippin'

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
In the summer of 1825 Mrs Cox was sitting in the garden - probably enjoying the sun and, perhaps embroidering a sampler or engaged in some similar 19th Century pursuit... Continue reading...
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Gardening to reduce your carbon footprint

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
How hard would it be to design green roofs for cars? Just imagine: you stop off to pick up some groceries, and on returning to your car, you find it's alive with the sight and sound of butterflies... Continue reading...
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Greenhouse cleaning

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I've been spring cleaning. The greenhouse, of course, not the house. Somehow the lure of the compost and seed trays was much greater than that of the vacuum cleaner and duster. Continue reading...
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Dead frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
This week at gardenersworld.com we've received lots of letters, emails and blog comments from people who have found dead frogs in their pond. Continue reading...
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Greenhouse heating

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
While I'm turning the heat down in my home to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, here I am considering heating my greenhouse to protect plants and provide warmth for early sowings. Continue reading...
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Growing shallots

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
When I first started growing shallots I did so on the advice of Sam, on our allotment [...] He told me to plant shallots on the shortest day and harvest them on the longest. Continue reading...
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Birds: thrushes and fieldfares

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
When I peered out later in the day, the apple tree was bending under the burden of several plump ... birds. Continue reading...
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Summer flowers: a personal Top 10

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I don't know about you lot but I'm extremely bored of snow, frost and cold, and I need something distinctly unwintery to lift my spirits. Continue reading...
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