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Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
05 June 2014 at 15:00
There’s a clump of nettles growing next to the communal shed on the allotment. I clocked it early on as somewhere to keep an eye out for caterpillars. Continue reading...
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Seven-spot ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
30 May 2014 at 10:02
I've never seen so many ladybirds. Moreover, I've never seen so many ladybirds having sex. Continue reading...
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Wildlife at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
23 May 2014 at 09:25
If you stand at the end of the Homebase ‘Time to Reflect’ garden and look up, you might notice holes in the leaves of the hornbeam trees above you. Continue reading...
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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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