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What to do with your old Christmas tree

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Where I live Christmas trees must be left in a brown bin (for food and garden waste), to ensure they will be recycled, otherwise they end up in landfill. Continue reading...
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My gardening year

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I watched the evolution of the plot from courtyard to garden as more and more creatures visited it... Continue reading...
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Composting in winter

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
My compost bin fills up every winter ... with all the freezing temperatures of late the composting process has come to a complete standstill. Continue reading...
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Rats in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
One Christmas my mum handed me a spade and told me to "kill the rats in the compost bin". Continue reading...
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Why are the birds ignoring their food?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Last winter, when I went to great trouble to feed the birds in my garden, my offerings were largely ignored. This winter, I'm trying again... Continue reading...
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Stinky plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
There are some plants which everyone agrees smell bad. The titan arum and the dragon arum both smell like rotting corpses when in flower, to attract pollinating flies. Continue reading...
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Guerrilla gardening and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Guerrilla gardening, the subject of a recent radio programme, is the act of gardening on public or private land without permission. Continue reading...
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Growing and eating apples

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
Every autumn, Gardeners' World magazine Editor Adam Pasco and Deputy Editor Lucy Hall bring their surplus of home-grown apples into the office. Continue reading...
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Homes for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
I've been trying to attract bumblebees to nest in my garden for years. My bumblebee nester has made a great home for spiders, but no bumblebees have ever displayed interest. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and Feed the Birds Day

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
We're getting to that point in the year when energy-rich food makes all the difference to small birds surviving winter. There's much less natural food available... Continue reading...
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