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Butterfly chrysalis

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The speckled wood is a slim elegant creature, with large broad brown wings, and yet the squat green pupa under the frisbee looked wholly other. Continue reading...
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Sharing gardens and vegetable plots

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Many people will have decided that the time has come to start growing their own vegetables [...] Be warned: it is an addictive hobby. Continue reading...
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John Cushnie remembered

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
John had a unique way of looking at the gardening world around him. Those wry comments, quick wit and observation added massively to the appeal of Gardeners' Question Time. Continue reading...
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John Cushnie

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Even though listeners couldn't see that super-wicked grin of his, they could sense it. John delivered what I think of as 'visible radio'. Continue reading...
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Sowing seeds for a new garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
... after five months of having a building site for a garden, I have bought myself some Christmas topsoil, and I'm itching to get seed sowing and planting. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The hedge outside is covered with birds in all shapes and sizes, munching away at the many and left-overs I've put out for them. Continue reading...
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Robins in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
[...] venture out into your garden over the coming days and you'll hopefully come face-to-face with your own resident robin. Continue reading...
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Home-grown Christmas dinner

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
One of our Christmas rituals is to leave the wrapping paper behind and take a walk to the allotment on Christmas day to harvest some parsnips. Continue reading...
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Spider eggs and Christmas crackers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's cold, there's snow on the ground, and all is quiet in the garden. But I've just been outside feeding the wildlife. Continue reading...
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Gardening tools

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
There are certain tools without which I cannot cope and others which I hardly ever use. Among my favourites are... Continue reading...
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