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Baby blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
29 June 2012 at 10:12
I was clearing dead plants from my shed’s green roof when I heard the call of baby blue tits... Continue reading...
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Aphids and their predators

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 June 2012 at 10:17
For the last week I have mainly been playing with aphids and their predators. It all started when I did a bit of weeding at the allotment... Continue reading...
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Scent and memory

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
15 June 2012 at 11:00
Walking around the RHS Plant Marquee at Gardeners' World Live this week brought back many childhood memories. Continue reading...
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Plants for a green roof

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
08 June 2012 at 07:12
When I look at my green roof, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry [...] it looks very lush and green, but I wish I’d never planted those red campions. Continue reading...
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Native versus non-native plants

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
01 June 2012 at 10:10
Many non-native plants are fantastic for many insect species, including common species of butterfly, honeybees and the 10 or so wild bees we might see in our gardens. Continue reading...
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Diarmuid Gavin's Chelsea garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
25 May 2012 at 10:55
A giant pyramid at the end of Main Avenue, Diarmuid’s creation is less show garden, more adventure playground. Continue reading...
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Planting out tomatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
18 May 2012 at 10:12
For weeks now, my tomatoes, peppers and aubergines have been sitting indoors waiting to be planted out... Continue reading...
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Self-seeding plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
11 May 2012 at 15:10
One of my favourite things about gardening is the element of surprise. You can design and plan a garden to the finest detail, but you have no control over what will land in your plot. Continue reading...
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Magpies in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
04 May 2012 at 09:50
This year there’s no Sid, no great tits and no blue tits. Just one fat magpie. Continue reading...
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Toad tadpoles

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 April 2012 at 16:12
While frog tadpoles are secretive, hiding in mud and among oxygenators and plant roots, toad tadpoles are more adventurous. Continue reading...
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