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Draining ponds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
[...] why would you drain a pond in spring? Isn't spring the most crucial time of year for wildlife? Continue reading...
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'Grow Your Own' Week: Getting started

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
[...] we all have to start somewhere and we will always make mistakes. And the best thing about making mistakes is learning from them. Continue reading...
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Sowing a new lawn

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I have grand plans for my lawn. It's only tiny, but it will be full of pretty 'weeds', wildflowers and crocus. Butterflies will lay eggs in it, bees will drink nectar from it and I will sunbathe on it. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes: dos and don'ts

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
11 March 2010 at 16:05
I once viewed a flat and the prospective landlady pulled out a dead tomato plant that had been growing on her window sill, asking me why it hadn't fruited. Continue reading...
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Pond plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Be Plant Wise, a government campaign to halt the spread of non-native, invasive pond plant species in our ponds, streams and rivers, was launched this week. Continue reading...
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Most loved plants

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Why is it that we have no trouble expressing our dislikes, but when it comes to things we love, we're more reticent? Continue reading...
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Gardening to reduce your carbon footprint

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
How hard would it be to design green roofs for cars? Just imagine: you stop off to pick up some groceries, and on returning to your car, you find it's alive with the sight and sound of butterflies... Continue reading...
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Dead frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
This week at gardenersworld.com we've received lots of letters, emails and blog comments from people who have found dead frogs in their pond. Continue reading...
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Garden birds and the Big Garden Birdwatch

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 January 2010 at 18:07
With so many people reporting sightings of unusual birds in their gardens I'm struggling to entice anything other than pigeons to my plot. Continue reading...
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Snow plants

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
Oh snow, where were you in London on Christmas day? Why are you here now, hampering our efforts to burn off mince pies through brisk gardening? Continue reading...
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