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Cuckoo spit

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
20 May 2014 at 11:34
Sunday saw our first barbecue of the season, but as we sat munching our smoky kebabs, we were dripped on by froghopper excrement. Continue reading...

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
19 May 2014 at 10:00
Chelsea gardens are cleverly designed stage sets. But we can take bits of them home with us: an idea, a view, a combination, or in this case, a tree. Continue reading...

Phacelia and bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2014 at 10:00
Cycling through the allotment last week, I stopped at a plot filled with tall blue flowers. It was flowering scorpionweed, Phacelia. Continue reading...
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Gardening by the weather

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
12 May 2014 at 15:42
This year is already proving to be a classic reminder of how important it is to avoid gardening blindly by the calendar. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes outdoors

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 May 2014 at 10:08
Every May, as the weather warms up, I ask myself the same question: is it really worth growing tomatoes outside this summer? Continue reading...

Elm trees and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
09 May 2014 at 13:18
I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton, and ran around Preston Park admiring its lovely elm trees. Continue reading...
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Ground beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 May 2014 at 09:35
A madly animated shining bullet takes off at top speed across the flagstone, but this is just another ordinary day for the gardener - it's a ground beetle. Continue reading...
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Tree peonies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
06 May 2014 at 10:55
This is a tree peony. Not just any old tree peony, but one with a flower that looks like a newly washed pink Pekingese and is about the same size. Continue reading...

100 hungry snails

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 May 2014 at 10:02
I've just taken a pot filled with 100 hungry snails to the wildlife area of my local park. I've had enough of them. Continue reading...

Slug invasion

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
01 May 2014 at 09:14
I’ve been doing quite a bit of planting out and weeding, and have been horrified to see just how well the slugs are doing. Continue reading...
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