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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...

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...

Growing potatoes

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
After I took the Christmas decorations to the shed this morning - always a tinge of sadness - I stopped off at the greenhouse to harvest the last of our Christmas potatoes. Continue reading...

Snow plants

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Oh snow, where were you in London on Christmas day? Why are you here now, hampering our efforts to burn off mince pies through brisk gardening? Continue reading...

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...

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...

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...

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...