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Helping wildlife in hot weather

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 July 2013 at 12:42
This week, I’ve had two feral pigeons wander into my flat. The first one had a look around and wandered straight out again. Continue reading...
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Growing foxgloves

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
05 July 2013 at 11:25
My foxgloves are finally flowering. Well, some of them are – they’ve been particularly slow to bloom this year, as they’re normally in flower by late May. Continue reading...
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Caterpillar in the honeysuckle

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
28 June 2013 at 12:05
Last week, while enjoying a rare moment sitting in the garden, I caught sight of a movement out of the corner of my eye. Continue reading...
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Pond dipping for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 June 2013 at 13:12
I spent most of last Sunday armed with a fishing net and a couple of jam jars, gawping into my mum’s pond. Continue reading...
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Wildflower lawns

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 June 2013 at 14:41
This week a new type of lawn was born. The flower-rich, low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly sward was launched at a park in Kensington and Chelsea. Continue reading...
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Rosebay willowherb

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
06 June 2013 at 15:47
My mum is on what she calls ‘The 20-Weeds-a-Day Plan’. This involves walking around the garden every afternoon and pulling up 20 weeds... Continue reading...
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BioBlitz garden wildlife audit

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
31 May 2013 at 10:15
On Wednesday I conducted a BioBlitz of the garden. This is a relatively new phenomenon, which involves auditing the garden and making a note of everything that has arrived by itself. Continue reading...
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Wildlife and the Chelsea Flower Show

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 May 2013 at 11:40
I’ve been visiting The RHS Chelsea Flower Show for six of the 100 years it’s been running. During that time, I’ve seen a sea change in attitudes towards wildlife gardening... Continue reading...
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Blue tits and great tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
16 May 2013 at 17:03
While many plants have been late to flourish this year, I’m pleased to report that the blue and great tits that forage in my garden every spring are bang on schedule. Continue reading...
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Growing honesty

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
10 May 2013 at 12:43
There are so few plants that do well in my small, shady garden, but those that do thrive deserve a medal. Continue reading...
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