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Growing garlic and onions

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
With the soil drier, I have finally managed to plant the last of my garlic and onion sets. Continue reading...
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Snails and song thrushes in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
08 March 2010 at 14:58
When a letter starts "I must strongly protest at an article written by Adam Pasco..." then I do wonder what I've done wrong. Continue reading...
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Wasps and wasps' nests

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I was blissfully unaware of wasps' nests till one summer at the allotment, when I got stung on my bottom ... Continue reading...
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Garden birds and their predators

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] when a Siamese cat strutted along the back wall we contemplated the Mammal Society's and RSPB's calculations that cats kill some 55 million birds each year in the UK. Continue reading...
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Garden jobs for spring

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
I am always in a panic at this time of year - there are so many things that need to be done. All before the end of March. So, the time has come to make a list. Continue reading...
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Pond plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Be Plant Wise, a government campaign to halt the spread of non-native, invasive pond plant species in our ponds, streams and rivers, was launched this week. Continue reading...
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Sowing seeds for home-made ratatouille

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The sky is grey, my toes are turning rigid in my boots and the rain is hammering down, but my thoughts are turning to the Mediterranean, and summer holidays. Continue reading...
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Patio climbers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
22 February 2010 at 14:36
Last summer I discovered a twining, tender climber called Lophospermum, or lofos. I bought two varieties, 'Burgundy Falls' and 'Summer Cream', as plug plants from a mail-order seed company. Continue reading...
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Eastern European vegetable varieties

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I'm not sure how I feel about super-rich Russians buying up British newspapers or football clubs, but there's one invasion I thoroughly approve of. Continue reading...
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Rare ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] you can find fascinating wildlife anywhere, even the smallest garden. All you have to do is watch and wait, and something will come along. Continue reading...
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