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Snakes in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 December 2011 at 16:59
…I was hopeful this summer, that the crackling I heard while negotiating an overgrown area of beach in Dorset, meant that I would finally lock eyes with a real, live, snake. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Every autumn I fetch leaves from the park to make leaf piles for frogs, beetles, and other garden wildlife. But this year I collected a few extra bags, to make leaf mould. Continue reading...
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Building a green roof

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
18 November 2011 at 15:00
Since I bought my shed, I've been itching to put a green roof on it, but I've always been put off by how difficult the task looks. Continue reading...
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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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