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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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Cuckoos

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Like many people, I used to have mixed emotions when it came to cuckoos. My only childhood memory of them sums this up perfectly... Continue reading...
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Compost heaps and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's remarkable how much life a compost bin can attract... Continue reading...
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Mouse in the compost bin

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
There's a mouse living in my compost bin. I first saw it one evening the other week, when I added a fresh layer of tomato side shoots and yellowing leaves. Continue reading...
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Plants that evoke memories

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
It's curious how plants - particularly scented ones - can trigger memories. Continue reading...
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Growing veg in containers: keep it cropping

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
As container-grown fruit and veg start to crop, it's important keep your eye on the ball to ensure they stay productive. Continue reading...
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Sunflowers and hoverflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
For me, the competition to grow a giant sunflower is over. My six sunflowers are either in flower or just about to bloom... Continue reading...
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Gardening for bats

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's easy to consider bees and birds when gardening - we see plenty of them if we grow the right plants - but what about bats? Continue reading...
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