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A dry spring

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
In drier parts of the UK, plants are bursting into flower earlier, bees and butterflies are out earlier, and the ground, which should be warm and wet from April showers, is parched. Continue reading...
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Paving over front gardens

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I seem to be bucking a trend among homeowners. Rather than paving over my garden, I have 'un-paved' it, unlocking the earth and growing a range of plants to provide habitats for wildlife. Continue reading...
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Bank holiday gardening jobs

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Like many gardeners up and down the country, I'll be indulging in a spot of gardening this bank holiday weekend. Continue reading...
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Growing veg in containers

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
The Gardeners' World Grow Yourself Healthy campaign is all about growing your own fruit and veg - no matter how much space or experience you have. Continue reading...
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Growing herbs

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
If I only had one container or window box, I would fill it with herbs. Fresh herbs are a joy to cook with, they smell good, their flowers are loved by bees... Continue reading...
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Garden habitats for frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
I seem to have created the perfect habitat for my frogs. It's not a large garden, marsh or meadow, but a tatty grow bag from last year, screened by willow edging and topped with dead foliage. Continue reading...
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Growing sunflowers

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
We're challenging you to grow the world's tallest sunflower. The current world record for the tallest flower stands at 8.03m, and is held by German flight attendant Hans Peter Schiffer... Continue reading...
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Eating weeds

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
A weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place, and in my garden ... the more green leafy weeds in my plot the better... Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes: best tomatoes for flavour

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
This year I'm determined to only grow one variety of tomato. This is because my garden was overrun with tomato plants last year and I couldn't get onto my patio for growing bags... Continue reading...
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Growing orange trees

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
I recently spent a few days in Barcelona. The orange trees growing in its streets were laden with fruit and looked stunning in the February sunshine. Continue reading...
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