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Bug boxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've always been rather sceptical about the benefits of bug boxes, ladybird and lacewing hotels... Continue reading...
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Snowdrop season

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
...there is something particularly gorgeous about the intricate and delicate tracery to be found beneath the skirts of a snowdrop. Continue reading...
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Big Garden Birdwatch 2009

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
When it's cold outside, and none of the family offer to join me in the garden for a spot of tidying up, it's nice having the company of some feathered friends instead. Continue reading...
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Distractions from gardening

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I have a confession to make: I haven't been up to the plot for a week or so and, what's more I can't see me getting up there for the next week or two either... Continue reading...
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Hens in the vegetable patch

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Some months ago we took the plunge and bought some hens. The original, elderly hens we've had for years are lovely but they don’t lay eggs anymore. Continue reading...
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Fox trot

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
For most of us, foxes are probably the most impressive wildlife we ever see in our gardens. Continue reading...
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The Leyland cypress

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
Everybody knows a leylandii hedge: every street in every town all over the land has one. Continue reading...
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Buying lily bulbs

By Adam Pasco in Plants
There's only one way to resist the temptation of buying more bulbs and that's not to visit any garden centres at all for the next few months... Continue reading...
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Fig trees

By Jane Moore in Allotments
...the fig tree has happily spent the last few years in a terracotta pot in my sunny back garden, but now it needs a bit more room. Continue reading...
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Frost and potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The weather over the last few weeks has been phenomenal, even in Hampshire, the so-called 'soft south'. Continue reading...
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