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Unseasonally early flowers

By Adam Pasco in Plants
28 April 2014 at 11:10
Looking around my garden, I'm surprised to see a number of plants in full flower weeks before I'd usually expect them to bloom. Continue reading...
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A new bee hotel

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
25 April 2014 at 10:00
Last week, in my quest to have The Most Solitary Bees On An Allotment Ever, I made a bee hotel using a cardboard box. Continue reading...
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Pale crab spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 April 2014 at 12:06
Here’s one for the arachnophobes. Not because I want to scare anyone, or offend, but in the hope of some progress towards reconciliation. Continue reading...
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Wild garlic

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 April 2014 at 10:41
If you go down to the woods today, you might notice a rather distinct oniony smell among the unfurling leaves and the bluebells. Continue reading...
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Swifts

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
18 April 2014 at 10:00
I spent most of the last week in Venice... What struck me the most was that the whole place was teeming with screaming swifts. Continue reading...
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Fruit trees in spring

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
16 April 2014 at 08:02
This time of year makes my heart sing. The days are longer and brighter, and filled with sounds that glorify my garden. Continue reading...
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Performance plants

By Adam Pasco in Gardeners' musings
14 April 2014 at 11:15
Every garden needs plants that really perform, and this is particularly important in small gardens where each plant must earn its place. Continue reading...
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Blood rain and butterflies

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
11 April 2014 at 07:32
All the talk of Saharan dust and ‘blood rain’ in Britain last week got me thinking about butterflies. Continue reading...
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Girdled snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 April 2014 at 14:20
I have a sneaking admiration for snails. Despite their simple, squidgy bodies and their ability to shred precious seedlings, I can’t help but admire their beautiful whorled shells. Continue reading...
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Skunk cabbage

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
07 April 2014 at 11:54
I'm writing this blog post from the small, idyllic island of Colonsay off the West coast of Scotland. Continue reading...
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