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Gardeners' World Live 2009

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
My annual pilgrimage to Gardeners' World Live has arrived, and what a week it will be! Continue reading...
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Planting courgettes

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
I love planting courgettes, pumpkins and squashes when the weather warms up. Continue reading...
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Protecting crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I spent most of last week running around the vegetable patch trying to protect my crops from the scorching sun. Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Just over a week ago I was outside one evening singing 'Happy Birthday' to my mum down the phone. Half way through I was interrupted by a huge male stag beetle flying low over the garden... Continue reading...
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The geum

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
If my calculations are right then this is the 100th blog that I've written for gardenersworld.com - a mildly momentous anniversary (thank you, by the way, for reading). Continue reading...
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Self-seeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
It's a wise gardener that makes room for the unexpected, and the rewards this can bring. Leave an area of soil bare and something will grow... Continue reading...
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Plant supports

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Yes, it's bean planting time and everyone is a-bustle on the site building all the wigwams, tunnels and trestles ready to support the massive growth of French and runner beans. Continue reading...
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Growing root vegetables

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips don't like my garden. I can understand why: the soil is full of rocks, which can lead to the formation of forked roots. Continue reading...
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Bumblebees in the compost bin

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
We have a bumblebee nest in our compost bin. I first noticed them a month ago when the first few workers started coming and going. Continue reading...
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Build me up buttercup

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
For me, buttercups will always be a reminder of early summer, of lush young grass and slightly debauched picnics. Continue reading...
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