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10 best plants for wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
27 November 2014 at 15:31
To round up and celebrate my five years of blogging on gardenersworld.com, I thought I would come up with a list of my favourite plants for wildlife. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 November 2014 at 08:30
...for most of humanity now, ‘wildlife’ does not mean Serengeti wildebeest migration, or ocelots in the rainforest ... it means garden wildlife. Continue reading...

Diseased ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
13 November 2014 at 10:32
A fungal disease is attacking ladybirds, and researchers want to know more about it. Infected ladybirds show yellow finger-like projections on their surface – have you seen any like this? Continue reading...
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Lambs' ears and woolly bees

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
07 November 2014 at 09:41
Stachys byzantina is named after its velvety, blue-green leaves, said to resemble lambs' ears. But of course I'm not growing them for how they'll look. Continue reading...

Hibernating ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 November 2014 at 10:06
It’s that time of year when people start complaining of the harlequin ladybirds coming indoors. What are they doing? Where are they going? Continue reading...

Ivy bees and ivy flowers

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
24 October 2014 at 11:07
At last, I have found ivy bees. For the last three autumns I've routinely scoured ivy flowers in London to no avail. But last week I found what I was looking for. Continue reading...
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Honey bees in gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 October 2014 at 10:09
We went to the Red House at the weekend. Everywhere was calm but there was a great deal of hubbub in the garden. The beehive was, well, a hive of activity. Continue reading...

Feeding garden birds

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
10 October 2014 at 16:16
I’m writing this post from my mother’s living room. I’m sitting on her ‘reading chair’ looking out to her new bird feeding station... Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 October 2014 at 11:45
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look. Continue reading...

Late-flying butterflies

By Adam Pasco in Wildlife
29 September 2014 at 12:02
There’s been plenty of colour to enjoy in my autumn garden, and a host of fluttering visitors have been enjoying them as much as me. Continue reading...
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