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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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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...

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...


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...


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...


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...

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...

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...

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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