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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
26 July 2013 at 10:21
Last year was the worst year on record for UK butterflies, as numbers of nearly all species reached record lows. Butterflies need warm, sunny weather... Continue reading...
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Gardening makes you happy

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
18 July 2013 at 10:37
It’s official: we gardeners are a happy bunch. A new survey reveals that 80 per cent of gardeners are satisfied with their lives... Continue reading...
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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
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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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