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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
Are we subjecting our beautiful birds to deficiencies and lower immunity to disease...? Continue reading...
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Transplanting shrubs

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Now it's warmed up a little I can finally get on with a few jobs. Continue reading...
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Woodpigeons

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I love the way woodpigeons strut their plump bodies about on the lawn, peering intently into the wet grass as if looking for something they lost earlier. Continue reading...
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Films for gardeners

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Sometimes it's OK to say "hang it all" to the garden and spend the day bundled up in the warm, in front of the television. Continue reading...
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New plants for 2009

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey' is an exciting new plant that I first saw at the Four Oaks Trade Show I visited in the autumn. Let's just call it 'Joey'. Continue reading...
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Frost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm really loving this freezing weather. My hands and feet aren't very happy, though, despite my recent investment in 'serious' socks. Continue reading...
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Insulating compost

By Pippa Greenwood in Allotments
The banana skins turn black very quickly, and the local badgers continue to rummage through the heap for potential snacks, but the compost isn't composting. Continue reading...
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RSPB Homes for Wildlife

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
My father, from whom I get my interest in wildlife, often bemoans the fact that there is nothing left in the countryside these days... Continue reading...
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Evergreen trees: the holm oak

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Evergreen trees and shrubs are tricky. They are a very important part of our gardens at this time of year, but they need to be used with great care and a light touch. Continue reading...
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Speedy salads

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
I hope I'm not getting impatient in my advancing years. When the latest seed catalogues arrived I determined to find out which were the quickest-growing salad crops. Continue reading...
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