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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...

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...

Dead frogs

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

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...

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...

Birds: thrushes and fieldfares

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 January 2010 at 16:31
When I peered out later in the day, the apple tree was bending under the burden of several plump ... birds. Continue reading...

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...

Garden birds and the Big Garden Birdwatch

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 January 2010 at 18:07
With so many people reporting sightings of unusual birds in their gardens I'm struggling to entice anything other than pigeons to my plot. Continue reading...

Snow and ice in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Yesterday at a Gardeners' Question Time recording it was amazing to hear that Eric's Cumbrian plot had only had 5cm of snow. Not so here in Hampshire. Continue reading...

Garden bird care in winter

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
The danger of frozen water pipes is on my mind during this freezing weather, but I'm also concerned that garden birds are suffering, too. Continue reading...