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Winter iris

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
One of the very earliest of flowering bulbs in many gardens is Iris reticulata, which is flowering away right now. Continue reading...
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Rose pruning

By Adam Pasco in Plants
It's rose pruning time again. I could debate the merits of autumn pruning over spring, but I've always believed spring really is the best time to tackle pruning. Continue reading...
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Roman remains on the allotment

By Jane Moore in Allotments
...beneath the allotment site it's highly likely that there is a Roman villa, complete with a tessellated pavement. Continue reading...
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Cleaning the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
...the daffodils have been stirring (in tandem with the snowdrops!) and I have the urge to spring clean the greenhouse. Continue reading...
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Wireworms

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There are precious few bugs about still. A small cloud of diaphanous winter gnats flutters above the shed but all else is quiet, until I pull up a small groundsel plant. Continue reading...
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Manure

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
...if you want the satisfaction (and smell) of a bit of real muck, then here are some of your options... Continue reading...
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Exotic plants in winter

By Adam Pasco in Plants
For many years now I've enjoyed watching a Canary Island date palm grow and flourish in a garden by the traffic lights near the end of my road. Continue reading...
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Allotment planning

By Jane Moore in Allotments
At last, the plot is free of snow. It's time to get down to some serious preparations for spring. Continue reading...
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Bulbs under attack

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
For a few years my bulbs have suffered attack from both rabbits and squirrels. Continue reading...
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Insects and snow

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
When there is snow cover, nothing moves. So I was curious to see what would be the first insect to appear as the snow melted. Continue reading...
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