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Garden pests

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
17 June 2014 at 10:43
Sometimes gardening feels less like a soothing and relaxing pastime, and more like a series of skirmishes against an unvanquishable enemy. Continue reading...
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Urban foxes on the allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 June 2014 at 17:52
Over the years Costas, my allotment neighbour, has befriended a male fox, who visits him daily for Rich Tea biscuits. Continue reading...
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Tomato blight and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
11 June 2014 at 12:21
How can it have happened so early? That was my first thought when I read the panicky texts and emails from a fellow panellist on GQT. Continue reading...
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Garden plants - one-hit wonders

By Adam Pasco in Plants
09 June 2014 at 11:00
This has been a good year for peonies. But their display can be very short, so do they really deserve the space they take up in gardens? Continue reading...
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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
09 June 2014 at 11:00
Before I speak with you again it will be time for the great Brummie extravaganza that is BBC Gardeners World Live. I very much hope that I will see lots of you there. Continue reading...
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Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 June 2014 at 15:00
There’s a clump of nettles growing next to the communal shed on the allotment. I clocked it early on as somewhere to keep an eye out for caterpillars. Continue reading...
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Speckled wood butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 June 2014 at 16:03
It’s a good one to ask children, but it catches out adults too — how many legs does a butterfly have? Continue reading...
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Seven-spot ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
30 May 2014 at 10:02
I've never seen so many ladybirds. Moreover, I've never seen so many ladybirds having sex. Continue reading...
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A new polytunnel

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
28 May 2014 at 14:00
I've splashed out on a mini polytunnel. How it will last on my windswept hillside I don’t know, but it has solved my problem of lack of space – for now. Continue reading...
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Organic pest control in the garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
27 May 2014 at 14:33
...although it’s often tempting to reach for an insecticide spray at the first sign of an infestation, I prefer encouraging a natural balance in my garden. Continue reading...
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