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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Growing hebes

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 January 2012 at 17:46
I used to be a bit sniffy about hebes. I considered the majority of them inelegant and boring – bog standard shrubs you find in a variety of municipal situations... Continue reading...


By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
30 December 2011 at 12:00
A few mounds of moss have started to grow on my garden walls. I never thought I’d see the day – the walls seemed too clean, too sterile, when I moved in... Continue reading...

Making a wormery

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
23 December 2011 at 13:30
My garden is too small to have two compost bins, so I’ve fashioned a temporary wormery using a large bucket. Continue reading...

Christmas gifts for gardeners

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
16 December 2011 at 15:04
What should you get the gardener in your life for Christmas? Another pair of secateurs? Some garden twine? Continue reading...