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Mangetout and sugar snap peas

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm already flouting my New Year resolution to abstain from growing crops that require regular picking. Continue reading...
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Growing early potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I remember sitting in gloomy horror as the full array of chemicals used on mass-produced potatoes was revealed. Continue reading...
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Newts

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Inside the chow mein box, curled up in some soil is a tiny newtlet, or is it a newtling? Anyway, a baby newt. Continue reading...
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Lifting and dividing

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Casting an eye over my borders recently, I noticed that some of my plants were badly in need of splitting. Continue reading...
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Growing strawberry plants

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
If you want fast fruit then look no further than strawberries... Continue reading...
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Growing parsnips

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've just lifted the last few parsnips from the plot. It's always a sad time, as it's so long until we can eat any more. Continue reading...
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Geoffrey Smith

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
His description of freshly picked pears and how the juice dribbled down his chin is legendary, and better than most arguments for growing your own fruit! Continue reading...
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Shieldbugs

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I love this clunky green beast, with its clockwork waddle and slight marzipan scent. Continue reading...
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Gardening and cigarette cards

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
I've found an interesting artefact, a remnant of a time long gone. Lurking in a cupboard I discovered an old album of Cigarette Cards assembled by my father in 1939. Continue reading...
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Geoffrey Smith

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
I was deeply saddened to hear news that the gardening legend Geoffrey Smith died on Friday. Continue reading...
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