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Hardy annuals

By Adam Pasco in Plants
Some people get a bit snobby when it comes to flowers. Perennials usually come high in the pecking order for the 'must have' plants of the moment, but when did you last hear anyone singing the praises of hardy annuals? Continue reading...
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Growing potatoes and onions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
My main crop bed is already prepared. I dug it over and raked in blood, fish and bone. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
People are always banging on about summer salads, but it's the winter months when I crave fresh, green leaves. Continue reading...
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Long-tailed tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Big news from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey results just out: the long-tailed tit has made it, for the first time in the survey's 30-year history, into the top 10. Continue reading...
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Frightful forsythia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Spring is in the air. Birds are tweeting. Comfortable nests are being flung together [...] There is however one big fat buzzing fly in the ointment. Continue reading...
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Colourful camellias

By Adam Pasco in Plants
The mild March weather has produced some colourful displays of camellias in my garden. In fact, I think they're the best I've enjoyed for many, many years. Continue reading...
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Planting potatoes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
This week ... a small impromptu conference took place on my plot to discuss the weighty topic of potatoes. Continue reading...
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Growing your own cut flowers

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Growing your own cut flowers is pure luxury, but it's also a great way to save money. Continue reading...
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The first bumblebee of the year

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The first bumblebee of the year flies past like an animated boot brush. Continue reading...
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Pollen

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
We were sitting in my in-laws' kitchen, when suddenly it seemed that a great cloud of smoke blew across the garden... Continue reading...
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