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My Big Garden Birdwatch

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
I've just enjoyed a relaxing hour, cup of tea in one hand, binoculars in the other, gazing out of the window at my garden, taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Continue reading...
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The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
This weekend is the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, the world's largest bird survey. In last year's Birdwatch, over 400,000 people sat for an hour and noted which species visited their gardens. Continue reading...
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Beefsteak tomatoes

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Despite persevering with growing beefsteak tomatoes last summer I was once again severely disappointed with the results. Continue reading...
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Quiet beginnings

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Being a caring fellow, I will ease you gently into a new year of gardening by telling you the story of my pyracantha. Continue reading...
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New year, new leaf

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
...I approach new year with the firm belief that I will treat my body like a temple, drink plenty of water...religiously eat my five portions of fruit and veg every day and get super-fit. Continue reading...
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Jack Frost nipping at your nose

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Happy Christmas - I hope that you are all rosy of cheek, tousled of appearance and brimming with goodwill to all men, women, children and close relations. Continue reading...
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It was a dark and stormy day...

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
This is my, very brief, guide to Garden Books for a Filthy Afternoon. In no particular order but with the only criterion being that they have no pictures apart from the occasional illustration. Continue reading...
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A rose by any other name...

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Although the time for roses is long past they can be remarkably resilient. Here we are at the beginning of December and I have two flowering in my garden... Continue reading...
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Exotic winter bloomer

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
What a surprise it is when the Japanese aralia bursts into bloom in December. Quite why anything should naturally be programmed to flower at this time of year always puzzles me. Continue reading...
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Out of danger

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
A fascinating find in the garden late last week - the box bug, Gonocerus acuteangulatus, once regarded as one of the rarest insects in Britain. Continue reading...
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