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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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Creating a wildflower meadow

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 November 2013 at 11:02
If you want to create a traditional wildflower meadow in your garden then now is as good a time as any to start. Continue reading...
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Helping garden birds through winter

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
08 November 2013 at 09:12
I spent far too much time on Tuesday staring out of the window at a robin in my mum’s front garden, which was darting back and forth from the bushes to the hydrangea, under which there was a large pile of rowan berries. Continue reading...
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Making leaf mould

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
01 November 2013 at 16:37
Leaf mould is not particularly nutritious, but it conditions the soil, lacing it with fungi and other micronutrients, which help plants grow. Continue reading...
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Growing spring flowers for bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 October 2013 at 14:21
I spent yesterday afternoon planting bulbs for queen bumblebees. I planted Allium roseum, crocus, snake’s head fritillary and a mixed selection of Anemone blanda. Continue reading...
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Jerusalem artichokes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
18 October 2013 at 10:21
Last week, on my dad’s allotment, I took the opportunity to harvest some Jerusalem artichokes. Continue reading...
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Horse chestnut miner and blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 October 2013 at 09:32
I recently attended a seminar on native plants. I was one of the speakers, arguing that growing some natives in the garden is essential for creating breeding habitats for moths. Continue reading...
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