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Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
28 October 2013 at 15:34
Autumn always fills me with mixed emotions, bringing the end of one gardening year together with plans and preparations for the New Year ahead. Continue reading...

Growing spring flowers for bumblebees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 October 2013 at 14:21
I spent yesterday afternoon planting bulbs for queen bumblebees. I planted Allium roseum, crocus, snake’s head fritillary and a mixed selection of Anemone blanda. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 October 2013 at 09:09
The easiest way to tell male and female wasps apart is to look at the antennae. Continue reading...

Growing Griselinia littoralis

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
21 October 2013 at 10:40
Alas, not everything in the garden can be glamorous. There also has to be room for the mundane and utilitarian. Continue reading...
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Jerusalem artichokes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
18 October 2013 at 10:21
Last week, on my dad’s allotment, I took the opportunity to harvest some Jerusalem artichokes. Continue reading...

Autumn weeding

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
14 October 2013 at 12:32
Temperatures are beginning to drop, but there’s no doubt that the prolonged end to the summer has allowed everything to keep growing for longer than usual. Continue reading...

Flowers for instant impact

By Adam Pasco in Plants
14 October 2013 at 11:23
While autumn opens the final chapter for many flowers, it's also an opportunity to introduce new seasonal plants... Continue reading...
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Horse chestnut miner and blue tits

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 October 2013 at 09:32
I recently attended a seminar on native plants. I was one of the speakers, arguing that growing some natives in the garden is essential for creating breeding habitats for moths. Continue reading...

Ivy bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 October 2013 at 10:17
I'm thinking of having a bit of a grump. I’ve checked all the ivy I can find in South London, but have not found a single ivy bee, not one. Harrumph. Continue reading...

Growing colchicums

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
07 October 2013 at 09:13
This is a naked lady. Not, I am sure you realise, in a Page Three sense, but because it is a fine example of the autumn Crocus or Colchicum autumnale. Continue reading...
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