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Where are the ladybirds?

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
20 August 2012 at 10:34
Where have all the ladybirds gone? Perhaps they are yet to arrive, on the crest of a warm front from the Continent [...] Continue reading...
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Summer seed sowing

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
06 August 2012 at 12:10
This is the first year I can recall when it's been almost impossible to sow outdoor crops directly into a well-prepared seedbed. Continue reading...
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Feeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
23 July 2012 at 17:23
Take a closer look at the leaves of plants and their colour will tell you whether the plant needs feeding or not. Continue reading...
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Growing cucumbers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
09 July 2012 at 16:27
Thank goodness for the greenhouse. When garden life has been one long round of heavy rain [...] it's been great having somewhere to continue gardening. Continue reading...
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Growing herbs

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
26 June 2012 at 10:28
When it comes to flavour, herbs are particularly valuable. No kitchen garden would be complete without them. Continue reading...
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Gardeners' World Live 2012

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
11 June 2012 at 12:27
For one week each year, the NEC in Birmingham becomes my home as it plays host to BBC Gardeners' World Live. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year [...] Continue reading...
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Scented plants and memory

By Adam Pasco in Plants
28 May 2012 at 12:00
Memories are made of scent, and from now on, whenever I smell lilac, I will be taken back to my weekend at The Willow Festival [...] Continue reading...
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Dealing with lily beetle

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
14 May 2012 at 12:37
Catching lily beetles can be tricky, as they hide or drop off onto the ground at the slightest touch [...] Continue reading...
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Controlling weeds

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
30 April 2012 at 14:02
After all this rain I can confidently predict that the next big area of growth will be ... weeds. Continue reading...
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Weather damage to plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
16 April 2012 at 12:29
I've suffered disappointment in the garden already this year, as the hard frosts of the last couple of weeks have damaged new shoots ... Continue reading...
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