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Phacelia and bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2014 at 10:00
Cycling through the allotment last week, I stopped at a plot filled with tall blue flowers. It was flowering scorpionweed, Phacelia. Continue reading...
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Elm trees and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
09 May 2014 at 13:18
I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton, and ran around Preston Park admiring its lovely elm trees. Continue reading...
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100 hungry snails

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
02 May 2014 at 10:02
I've just taken a pot filled with 100 hungry snails to the wildlife area of my local park. I've had enough of them. Continue reading...
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A new bee hotel

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 April 2014 at 10:00
Last week, in my quest to have The Most Solitary Bees On An Allotment Ever, I made a bee hotel using a cardboard box. Continue reading...
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Swifts

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 April 2014 at 10:00
I spent most of the last week in Venice... What struck me the most was that the whole place was teeming with screaming swifts. Continue reading...
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Blood rain and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 April 2014 at 07:32
All the talk of Saharan dust and ‘blood rain’ in Britain last week got me thinking about butterflies. Continue reading...
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Growing red onion squash

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
04 April 2014 at 09:42
I have just sown seeds of squash 'Potimarron', or red onion squash. It's one of the best varieties for roasting and baking. Continue reading...
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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 March 2014 at 14:44
The RSPB published results of the 2014 Big Garden Birdwatch this week. As predicted, the mild winter weather appeared to have an impact on the number of birds visiting our gardens... Continue reading...
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Bee flies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
21 March 2014 at 08:16
I saw my first bee-fly this week. It looks a little like a bee, but it hovers and hums like a fly, and has one pair of wings rather than two. Continue reading...
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A new allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
13 March 2014 at 10:02
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it. Continue reading...
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