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Blood rain and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 April 2014 at 07:32
All the talk of Saharan dust and ‘blood rain’ in Britain last week got me thinking about butterflies. Continue reading...

Girdled snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 April 2014 at 14:20
I have a sneaking admiration for snails. Despite their simple, squidgy bodies and their ability to shred precious seedlings, I can’t help but admire their beautiful whorled shells. Continue reading...
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Skunk cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
07 April 2014 at 11:54
I'm writing this blog post from the small, idyllic island of Colonsay off the West coast of Scotland. Continue reading...
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Growing red onion squash

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
04 April 2014 at 09:42
I have just sown seeds of squash 'Potimarron', or red onion squash. It's one of the best varieties for roasting and baking. Continue reading...

Spring activity in the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
02 April 2014 at 13:00
There's a real buzz of activity in my greenhouse at the moment, all the more sweeter as it's taken so long to come. Continue reading...

Dealing with moss

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
31 March 2014 at 10:57
Thanks to the relentless wet weather of winter, my lawn now boasts almost more moss than grass. It's time to take action. Continue reading...

Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 March 2014 at 14:44
The RSPB published results of the 2014 Big Garden Birdwatch this week. As predicted, the mild winter weather appeared to have an impact on the number of birds visiting our gardens... Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 11:31
I’m not sure they really are 'cockney sparrers' - I live too deep into South London - but even Dulwich sparrows are very noisy. Continue reading...

Growing kale

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 10:50
Odd though it might seem, I’m becoming rather fond of kale. My first experience of this particular vegetable was walking through tall fields. Continue reading...

Bee flies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 March 2014 at 08:16
I saw my first bee-fly this week. It looks a little like a bee, but it hovers and hums like a fly, and has one pair of wings rather than two. Continue reading...
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