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Plants growing above the Arctic Circle

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Unlike most people I know, our family holiday was not spent bikini-clad on a beach, but duffle-coat clad around the Arctic Circle. Continue reading...
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Bark life

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
Up to town today, and while waiting for the number 12 bendy bus, 12-year-old and I examine the trunk of a lime tree overhanging the stop. Continue reading...
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Six plants for a new garden

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Imagine, if you will, that one sunny morning you were suddenly plucked from your existing garden and plonked into a new one ... and you were only able to take six plants from your existing garden. Continue reading...
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Repotting palm trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Over the last couple of years the palm has become steadily more miserable looking; its leaves have lost their gorgeous green sheen and taken on more of a yellow hue instead. Continue reading...
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Mulberry trees

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
There are two sorts of mulberry grown in the UK: Morus nigra, which is the fruiting, delicious variety and Morus alba, which produces tiny, lumpy and sour-tasting berries. Continue reading...
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Calla lily

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
I've had mixed results with calla lilies over the years. It's getting them going in spring that's caused me problems. Continue reading...
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Slugs and hedgehogs

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
The plot is abuzz with wildlife, including ladybirds, lacewings, bumblebees and ground beetles. Continue reading...
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Sparrows and sparrowhawks

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
I'm an animal lover. I love them all - be they wild, domesticated, farm animals, even pests. Continue reading...
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In the bleak midwater

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
...With that sudden darting plunge it snapped up some small wriggling thing, tossed it into the air and gulped it down. Well I never. Continue reading...
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Plants on railway embankments

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
One of the best things about taking the train is being able to gaze, semi-comatose, through the window at back gardens whizzing by at 70mph... Continue reading...
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