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Bee flies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 March 2014 at 08:16
I saw my first bee-fly this week. It looks a little like a bee, but it hovers and hums like a fly, and has one pair of wings rather than two. Continue reading...

Planting daffodils late

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 March 2014 at 09:53
A few months ago I bought myself two sacks of daffodils. They were half price, being long past their theoretical planting date. Continue reading...

Early butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
17 March 2014 at 10:04
The last few days of warm weather hasn't only tempted me back outside after the wet start to the year, but has also brought out many butterflies. Continue reading...

A new allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
13 March 2014 at 10:02
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it. Continue reading...

Old lady moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 March 2014 at 09:34
Here we have a portrait of an old lady as a young caterpillar. I found it when we took down most of the ivy and climber from the slightly broken fence. Continue reading...


By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
10 March 2014 at 11:25
Let me introduce you to Benjie. Or, to give him his full title, Benjie Bottom Feeder. I know that may not sound like a very polite name. Continue reading...

Growing sweet peas

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
07 March 2014 at 11:12
My garden hasn't seen a frost since last winter. So yesterday, brazenly, I planted out the sweet peas I was given recently by a friend. Continue reading...

Weeding in wet conditions

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2014 at 15:00
Are other gardeners feeling like taking up ballet? I often have one leg out in the air as I attempt to reach weeds with my cultivator. Continue reading...

Growing crocus

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
03 March 2014 at 10:00
As we move from February into March, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. Continue reading...
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Dealing with blind bulbs

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
27 February 2014 at 10:00
Three years ago, I was given some Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ in bloom. This year only one flower came up. The rest are 'blind'. Continue reading...
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