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Allotment vs garden

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
People with allotments always lament the fact that their gardens at home suffer terrible neglect - if only it were possible to serve two masters at once. Continue reading...
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Wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's getting to that time of year when wasp behaviour changes. And as far as most people are concerned, it's a change for the worse... Continue reading...
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To spray, or not to spray?

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Everybody is organic, or trying to be. I am mostly organic. I realise that some of my more zealous fellow gardeners might think that isn't really good enough... Continue reading...
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Overwintering chillies

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
Last year I had a great crop of chillies. I was so pleased with them that I couldn't bear to throw the plants on the compost heap when they'd finished fruiting. Continue reading...
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Rust fungus on grass

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've just come back from a pear-harvesting foray, and as I stomped through the scruffy grass in the field I looked ahead and saw numerous patches of miserable, yellow grass. Continue reading...
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Cosmos

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Cosmos was one of the first bedding plants I ever grew from seed, and still remains a favourite. It provides height to displays with an airiness few other plants can match... Continue reading...
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Autumn on the allotment

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I usually enjoy those first couple of weeks in September after my holidays, when things are starting to get autumnal. Then all of a sudden, without rhyme or reason, I feel I've had enough... Continue reading...
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Fungi

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[These curious toadstools] come with a health warning that they produce face-reddening, palpitations, tingling limbs, nausea and vomiting if combined with alcohol, even after two or three days... Continue reading...
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Wilting wisteria: an update

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
A few months ago I wrote about the annoying loss of my wisteria that suddenly turned up its toes... Continue reading...
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Frogs in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
I discovered seven baby frogs living in the drain at the back of our flat. I couldn't let them stay there... Continue reading...
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