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Forcing rhubarb

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
24 January 2014 at 09:00
Looking out of the window yesterday, I noticed two bright red rhubarb stalks poking out above the soil. Continue reading...
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An early spring?

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
17 January 2014 at 09:00
I’ve seen my first queen bumblebee and queen wasp of 2014, and have been woken by a dawn chorus. Is it really January? Continue reading...
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Territorial garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
10 January 2014 at 13:36
As seems to be the norm in my garden, one bird in particular seems to have made itself a little more at home than the others. Continue reading...
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Growing mistletoe

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
03 January 2014 at 07:04
I adore mistletoe, and would love to one day harvest my own, for ‘welcoming’ guests at Christmas. Continue reading...
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Growing your own Christmas dinner

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
27 December 2013 at 07:12
I’ve no idea what I’ll be doing for Christmas next year, but I’m determined to grow some veg to eat on Christmas Day. Continue reading...
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Making rosehip syrup

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
I’d only used rosehips once before. I made a rosehip and apple jam. The whole process was messy and frustrating. Continue reading...
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Trees in winter

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
13 December 2013 at 17:03
Inspired by a friend, who has spent the last three years photographing and recording the insect life in her local park, I thought I’d get to know my park better. Continue reading...
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Colourful plants for winter

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
The garden is looking miserable. The lawn is patchy and damp, the plants are starting to shrivel, the borders are becoming bare. Continue reading...
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Growing nasturtiums

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 November 2013 at 17:46
I love nasturtiums. They’re the ultimate cheerful, low-maintenance plant. Continue reading...
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Winter flowers and bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
22 November 2013 at 09:59
While cold, there has not yet been a frost in this part of London. This means there are still a few plants in flower in my garden... There's plenty here for winter bees. Continue reading...
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