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Lawn trouble

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've never been much of a lawn buff. Mine is definitely more of a patch of grass than a lawn, but even I am worried by the state of it at the moment. Continue reading...
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Birds in winter

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's no surprise that Britain's smallest bird should suffer in the cold. It's all to do with body mass and surface area ratios. Continue reading...
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Garden photography

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
The ground is too hard and the east wind too ticklish for relaxed gardening, but there is still great pleasure to be had from looking at and photographing gardens. Continue reading...
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Shed clearance

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
My shed has become a disgrace ... again. I did give it a good clearout a couple of years ago, but the clutter accumulates again very quickly. Continue reading...
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New Year revolutions

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The New Year is a good time to re-evaluate our gardens, whether they're the size of a small postage stamp, or a sprawling country estate. Continue reading...
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New year's resolutions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The long chilly winter evenings are ideal for looking back on the year and reflecting on its triumphs and disasters. Continue reading...
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The grey squirrel

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Sitting in the crook of the large, rather gangly, elder tree in a neighbour's garden, the squirrel was staring into space, bleating out its miieeeoorrrl, call over and over again. I've never heard this noise before. Continue reading...
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Muntjac deer

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Wildlife
Yesterday I was wandering back from the compost heap minding my own business when there was rustling in the undergrowth and out shot ... a muntjac. Harrumph. Continue reading...
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Christmas vegetable harvest

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I was pleased with this year's Christmas harvest - much of our Christmas dinner was allotment produce. Continue reading...
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