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Ants in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've employed a home-grown method to reducing the number of ants in my garden. As soon as I find an ants nest, I scoop up one of my hungry hens and position her in front of it. Continue reading...
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Japanese knotweed

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
When we moved into our previous house, in Nunhead, there was some small, but well-established growth of Japanese knotweed in the back garden. Continue reading...
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Island gardens

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Suddenly you are confronted with spectacular magnolias, towering cordylines, magnificent tree ferns, a vast Monterey pine and an avenue of gorgeous cinnamon-barked myrtles... Continue reading...
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What's in a name

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I knew the silly season was in full flow when a list of the UK's Top 10 Vegetable Surnames landed in my intray... Continue reading...
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Allotment hits and misses

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The plot is pretty much reaching its peak around now, and that always strikes me as a good time to take stock. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes and tomato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I grow most of my tomatoes in the greenhouse, as growing them outside increases the risk of them getting tomato blight. Continue reading...
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An orgy of ants

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The nuptial flight of ants is one of those phenomena that, if you are inside it, is really very spectacular. Continue reading...
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Heather

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Heather in Scotland has always drawn me; I have childhood memories of staying with my grandparents and running at full tilt down hills, bouncing from one springy tuft to another... Continue reading...
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Bindweed

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
We recently asked Gardeners' World website and magazine readers around the UK to nominate their worst weed. One weed, it seems, crops up everywhere... Continue reading...
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Harvesters and Grazers

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Allotmenteers fall into two camps, I've decided, after closely observing patterns of behaviour on our site... Continue reading...
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