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House sparrows

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
15 March 2013 at 14:32
A road near where I live is inhabited by a large colony of house sparrows, and a colony of swifts also breed there. Continue reading...
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Wildlife ponds and growling frogs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 March 2013 at 16:24
“I heard some growling from the shallow pond”, said the text message, from my mother. Continue reading...
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Top 10 fruit and veg for a dream garden

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
01 March 2013 at 16:11
Following my recent blog Top 10 plants for a dream garden, I’m expanding the wishlist to include fruit and veg. It’s good to have a goal, no matter how distant it may seem. Continue reading...
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Top 10 plants for a dream garden

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
22 February 2013 at 14:49
I might move house this year. It’s very early days, but the possibility of having a bigger garden is sending my plant-collecting gene into overdrive Continue reading...
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Hedgehogs and foxes

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
14 February 2013 at 07:26
I recently visited the home of Sue Kidger, a hedgehog carer from Twickenham. As far as I’m aware she’s the only hedgehog carer in the south London area. Continue reading...
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Moths in the garden

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 February 2013 at 17:31
There are quite a few moths in my garden. I love seeing them feeding on plants at night, and finding their caterpillars amongst the foliage. Continue reading...
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Growing plants for winter scent

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
04 February 2013 at 17:03
Thank heavens for winter-flowering plants. These hardy specimens often have tiny, inconsequential blooms, but they more than make up for them with their powerful, sweet fragrance. Continue reading...
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Growing a yew hedge

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
25 January 2013 at 12:54
I’m very fond of yew; I love seeing gnarled old trees in graveyards, exploring the patterns and fissures of their bark. Continue reading...
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Orange ladybirds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 January 2013 at 14:12
Recently I met a very special species indeed: an orange ladybird. It was hibernating in a pine tree in my local park. What a find. Continue reading...
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Making a stumpery

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 January 2013 at 18:17
Dead wood makes a wonderful habitat in the garden, providing food and shelter for huge numbers of invertebrates including wood-boring beetles, solitary bees and woodlice. Continue reading...
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