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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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Creating wildlife habitats for lizards

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
03 May 2013 at 12:08
I saw a lot of lizards on my trip around South America. There were some that blend in perfectly with the red and black volcanic environment they inhabit. Continue reading...
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Argentinian wildlife garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
26 April 2013 at 14:37
In Argentina I was lucky enough to meet Fabiana, a city garden designer with a dream for a simpler life in the country. Continue reading...
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Growing vegetables on terraces

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
24 April 2013 at 10:50
For the last couple weeks I've been on something of a 'grand tour' of South America. I've visited gardens and seen some interesting horticultural practices. Continue reading...
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Bees and pesticides

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
19 April 2013 at 07:31
Bees have been in the news a lot lately, as calls to ban neonicotinoid pesticides have reached fever pitch across Europe. Continue reading...
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Nesting robins

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 April 2013 at 17:35
While the growling frogs in my mum's shallow pond have gone quiet, a pair of robins has been busy in the garden of my mother-in-law. Continue reading...
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