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No fly zone

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
On Saturday I turned over a rose leaf to reveal a bizarre furry blob - the wingless female of the vapourer moth, Orgyia antiqua. Continue reading...
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A poke in the eye

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
One of the best looking plants in my garden this week is the Pokeweed. The spectacular berries are the shape of turbans and change in colour from bean green to burnished Ribena. Continue reading...
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Autumn seeds

By Kay Maguire in Unassigned
I have just braced myself for a long wait by sowing the seed of a tree peony, from a plant which took 2 years to germinate and another 5 to flower. Continue reading...
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An apple a day

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I love a good bargain and always like to have a quick scour through the bargain basement section of my local garden centre every time I'm there. Continue reading...
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The benefits of the sunflower

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Sunflowers are often described as a great starter seed, perfect for kids - quick, reliable and HUGE results. Continue reading...
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Hopper and crawler

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
Contrary to popular misconception, toads and frogs spend very little time in and around ponds. Mostly, they roam far and wide, sheltering in long grass, log piles and untidy corners. Continue reading...
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Quince for the memory

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Spot the odd one out from these four: 1) Quincey Jones (music producer). 2) Thomas de Quincey (writer and drug addict). 3) Quincy ME (70s TV series). 4) The quince. Continue reading...
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Photo shoot with Pippa

By Kay Maguire in Unassigned
I was on a shoot at Pippa's yesterday for the magazine, getting pictures for her vegetable trial series 'Veg with Pippa' and seeing how all her veg is coming along. Continue reading...
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Sweetcorn crash

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
It's been a bit wild, wet and windy hereabouts and my dozen or so sweetcorn plants have come crashing down in rather a spectacular fashion. Continue reading...
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Crazy about colchicums

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
I don't like to brag but, wow my colchicums are gorgeous. Yet again, despite the fact that they live on a very steep, very on the edge spot, they are stunning. Continue reading...
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