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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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Snowed in

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
...everything looks all white and clean and beautiful and the garden has no visible imperfections. Continue reading...
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A snow-covered garden

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
Most of us were probably keener to stay warm indoors during the snow than venture outside to clear snow from plants. Continue reading...
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Snow

By Jane Moore in Allotments
... I got some great shots of a bird's footprints in the snow but I'm not sure I can identify the bird! Continue reading...
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Protecting daffodil shoots

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
When we moved into our house we planted daffodil bulbs by the sackful. The result each spring is phenomenal - our drive is flanked with gold. Continue reading...
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Hibernating wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's so easy to disturb hibernating insects during winter tidying. The thing to remember is not to rouse them before their time, or they'll surely perish. Continue reading...
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Introducing Parrotia persica

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Do you know a tree called Parrotia persica? At this time of year it is a light among the gloom. Continue reading...
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