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Unseasonal weather

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
In just 12 months my garden has experienced heavy snow, a spring heatwave followed by a drab, damp summer, then a second heatwave in autumn. Continue reading...
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How wildlife friendly is your garden?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
You might see your garden as an isolated entity, but the local hedgehogs, frogs, birds and bees view it differently. Continue reading...
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Hedgehogs in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Hedgehogs are mainly active at night, so many of us don't realise we share our gardens with these prickly beauties. Continue reading...
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Overwintering chillies

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
[...] for the last three years I have overwintered chilli plants, albeit with varying degrees of success. Continue reading...
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Guerrilla gardening and planting tulips

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Last Sunday was International Tulip Guerrilla Gardening Planting Day. Continue reading...
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Cats in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
A local cat has found my garden. It was only a matter of time, I suppose, after I had made the frogs, birds and mouse so welcome. Continue reading...
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Leaf miners

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Leaf miners literally 'mine' leaves, tunneling through them and eating them from the inside, before pupating and emerging as an adult... Continue reading...
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Autumn gardening jobs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Last year [...] I left my garden untouched over winter, leaving hibernating creatures snuggled under a duvet of fallen leaves and rotting stems. Continue reading...
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Ivy

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
For two years, I have been trying to grow climbing plants to cover the walls of my garden... Continue reading...
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My favourite harvest recipes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
To celebrate Gardeners' World Magazine's Harvest Week, running from 12-18 September, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite easy harvest recipes. Continue reading...
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