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What is the best Christmas tree?

When it comes to buying your real Christmas tree, make it the best you...

Five ways to feed the birds

Feeding the birds brings your garden alive, adding a delightful, animated and colourful dimension...

Winter edibles to grow and pick now

As the garden starts to slow, there are still plenty of edibles to pick,...

Bats in the garden

Don’t be scared, bats in the garden are a blessing not a curse. These...

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Be hedgehog savvy

Many gardeners have never seen a hedgehog, but that doesn’t mean they don’t live and breed in and around our gardens. Jean Vernon suggests some ways to support these threatened creatures.Jean

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Are trees good for the birds?

There is something magical about watching birds feed in your own garden. But it’s not just about putting out bird food. What we grow in our gardens can be a vital lifeline too. As winter approaches there is much we...

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Butterflies and caterpillars

As a gardener there are a few garden ‘pests’ that can wreak havoc on our plants such as caterpillars. But before you reach for that insecticide take a few moments to really think about what you are doing.

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Winter bird care

The garden is rich in autumn fruit, seeds, nuts and berries and also insects, but competition is fierce. Here are 5 ways to help the birds over winter.

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Treating the garden birds

Feeding the birds can add a wonderful dimension to your garden. These delightful creatures will feed, bathe, dance and roost in your trees and shrubs filling your world with their beauty, grace and antics

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Bats in the garden

Don’t be scared, bats in the garden are a blessing not a curse. These little creatures mostly eat garden bugs as Wildlife World Bat expert Chantal Brown explains.

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Wonderful worms

Where would we be without worms? These soil dwelling creatures are responsible for soil health in our gardens. Without these wiggling creatures our soil would be compacted, starved of oxygen and probably waterlogged.

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Nesting birds

There’s a real energy in the spring garden, from the frantic activity as our feathered friends start to nest. It can start as early as February in a mild spring, but my mid-March nesting season is usually well and truly...

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Moles in the garden

Mention moles to most gardeners and the conversation immediately turns to lawns. Lovely swaths of manicured lawn punctuated by vast and numerous mounds of freshly, finely tilled soil.

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Nest box know-how

Spring is a great time to install a house for your feathered friends. Jean Vernon has some top tips and advice on siting a nest box in your garden.

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