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Bumblebee rescue

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 February 2014 at 10:23
I found a bumblebee lying lifeless in the street in rush hour on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
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National Nest Box Week

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2014 at 09:04
Today marks the beginning of National Nest Box Week – an annual reminder to provide homes for our garden birds. Continue reading...
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Sowing tomato seed

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
07 February 2014 at 07:56
After the miserable summer of 2012, I didn’t grow any tomatoes in 2013. Then the sunshine came. Continue reading...
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Insects and seed heads

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 January 2014 at 07:31
This photo of an earwig tucked into an old fritillary seedhead is a nice reminder of how important spent plants and seedheads are to sheltering wildlife. Continue reading...
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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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