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Great spotted woodpeckers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] I often hear the tap-tap-tapping of great spotted woodpeckers from high up in the trees as they test the dead boughs for tasty insect morsels Continue reading...
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Moles revisited

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
[...] the appearance of a sort of open cast mine in the middle of one of my borders really didn't matter that much. Continue reading...
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Native plants

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
According to the Natural History Museum, if you want to grow native, you need to grow plants native to your postcode. Continue reading...
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Growing peppers

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Peppers taste fantastic, they're good for you, easy to grow and look attractive, especially when laden with fruit... Continue reading...
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Wormery composters

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
What wonderful creatures composting worms are. I first set up my wormery compost container about 15 years ago, and it has been converting kitchen waste into compost ever since. Continue reading...
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Plum trees

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
... the flavour and variety [of British plums] is superior to any from abroad, they freeze well, they're incredibly versatile and our consumption of them helps to support UK farmers. Continue reading...
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Western conifer seed-bug

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] it has a distinctive white zig-zag mark across its middle and, with its broad hind legs, it looks as if it's wearing flared trousers. Continue reading...
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The ornamental cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
It's easy to be sniffy about the ornamental cabbage. It is quite a strange concept; an odd, Frankensteinish amalgam of vegetable and bedding plant. Continue reading...
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Most hated plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
We all have our plant prejudices. I conducted a poll in the office today to discover the 'most hated plant' of the Gardeners' World magazine and web teams. Continue reading...
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Garden trees: tornado damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
[...] the other day a tornado arrived (yes, a real tornado) and I sat in the bay window, gawping silently. It was like watching two minutes of a particularly scary Hollywood film. Continue reading...
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