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By Richard Jones in Wildlife
31 July 2013 at 15:08
My South London garden is a peaceful oasis of calm. But I have left it for two weeks of high danger in sun-drenched Provence. Continue reading...

Viburnum leaf beetle

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
29 July 2013 at 13:33
Do you recognise this? If you grow viburnums, you may well have suffered at the hands of this little grub. It is the offspring of the viburnum leaf beetle... Continue reading...

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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Raspberry beetle damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
24 July 2013 at 10:24
My raspberry crop is coming on nicely, thanks to the hot weather, a good drenching of water and the well-rotted manure applied earlier this year. Continue reading...


By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
22 July 2013 at 12:38
There have been some discussions on the gardenersworld.com forum, from people who haven’t noticed any ladybirds this year. Continue reading...

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...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 July 2013 at 11:13
Bats are now, very much, creatures from my childhood. At the time it didn’t seem so - like so much that is gone, the passing is only realised with hindsight. Continue reading...
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Growing rosebay willowherb

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Plants
15 July 2013 at 11:48
Rosebay willowherb is not, as you could easily imagine, a pouting starlet on the brink of a promising career in Eastenders, but a weed... Continue reading...

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...

Protecting plants from heat

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2013 at 11:58
I think it’s funny how we wait for ages for a bit of half-decent weather to come along, and then when it does, we seem to go into a mild (or not so mild) panic. Continue reading...
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