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Making nettle beer

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
15 March 2012 at 17:22
Nettle beer is apparently easy to make. Like soup, it can be made from a fairly standard recipe, used for a variety of beverages Continue reading...
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Garden birds and garden pests

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
09 March 2012 at 11:26
Now's a great time to make sure your garden has adequate natural, as well as supplementary, food for this spring's nesting birds. Continue reading...
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Broad beans

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
02 March 2012 at 09:44
Yesterday I marked the first day of the month by visiting the allotment and sowing broad beans – the first seeds I had sown this year. Continue reading...
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Escallonia

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
24 February 2012 at 11:37
Last summer I walked past a hedge that was so covered in bumblebees it was moving. But I actually heard it before I saw it: buzzzzzzz... Continue reading...
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Mice in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 February 2012 at 10:29
Mice have adapted well to living cheek by jowl with humans. They might eat our peas and potatoes, or chew through bags of bird food... Continue reading...
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Making mini ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
10 February 2012 at 11:06
I've just returned from a holiday in Thailand, where it was hot and sunny, and quite unlike home in almost every way. Except for one... Continue reading...
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Growing veg in shade

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
03 February 2012 at 17:24
I’ve decided not to take any risks growing veg in my garden this year [...] consequently I’m only sowing shade-tolerant crops this spring. Continue reading...
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Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 January 2012 at 16:22
How often do you clean your bird feeders? Once or twice a year? Whenever you refill them, or just when they’re looking dirty? Continue reading...
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Plans for a garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
19 January 2012 at 10:09
[...] my main aim in 2012 is to make the garden look more established. This year I have a strict ‘no bare wall’ policy... Continue reading...
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Has spring sprung?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 January 2012 at 14:40
I think my frogs are about to start spawning. There’s a lot of activity in their hibernaculum (read: thumping around), and it’s been so mild and wet lately... Continue reading...
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