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Phacelia tanacetifolia

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
27 July 2012 at 15:50
The plant upon which this happy insect is writhing is Phacelia tanacetifolia or scorpionweed, an annual, which is not only irresistible to bees, but also hoverflies [...] Continue reading...
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Snails

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
27 July 2012 at 10:33
In a normal year, I like snails. They don't trouble me as much as they seem to trouble other gardeners and I don't grow hostas. Continue reading...
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Tackling weeds on the veg plot

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 July 2012 at 15:15
I have the biggest, most vigorous and most infuriating weeds ever. They appear in the blink of an eye and set seed as soon as I turn my back. Continue reading...
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Feeding plants

By Adam Pasco in Plants
23 July 2012 at 17:23
Take a closer look at the leaves of plants and their colour will tell you whether the plant needs feeding or not. Continue reading...
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Swifts

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
20 July 2012 at 10:24
I’ve fallen in love with swifts this year. I don’t know what’s taken me so long, but now, every time I hear a screeching in the sky, my heart does a little dance. Continue reading...
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Ragwort

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
18 July 2012 at 10:39
Ragwort is a native plant, and its biodiversity importance rests on its food-plant status for over 30 insect species. Continue reading...
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Cleavers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
12 July 2012 at 13:42
I want to complain about Galium aparine, aka cleavers, goose grass or sticky weed. It’s an annual weed endowed with great persistence [...] Continue reading...
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Big Butterfly Count

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
12 July 2012 at 13:40
How many butterflies have you seen in your garden this year? I’ll hazard a guess: not many. Continue reading...
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Growing and storing onions and garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2012 at 12:15
The absence of good summer weather has meant that many of my onions are ‘bull-necked,’ or unusually wide at the neck end. Continue reading...
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Growing cucumbers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
09 July 2012 at 16:27
Thank goodness for the greenhouse. When garden life has been one long round of heavy rain [...] it's been great having somewhere to continue gardening. Continue reading...
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