Articles in Category : Home & Garden

July 2018

Dig it

Gardening advice for the NEW (and not so new) gardener with Fulke Andel

After moaning about the early spring weather and the beast from the east, what a delight we experienced during May and early June. My garden has gone from the depths of dormancy to full flower in such a short period

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July 2018

Masters of Darkness

Bay Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

The family Erebidae (from ‘Erebus’ – the god of darkness in ancient Greek mythology) is the largest and one of the most diverse moth families in the world. Almost 90 species of erebid moths are found in Britain, among which

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June 2018

Dig it

With Fulke Andel - Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) gardener

I think the seasons have been playing games with us. Everything in the garden has been around a month late, then we get a hot spell at the start of May and boom – everything starts growing! So here we

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June 2018

Power in Peril

With Dr Isabella Brey

Virtually unmistakable in appearance, fast growing and with excellent quality timber, the ash – Britain’s third most common tree – has long been taken for granted as an attractive and useful staple of the British countryside. Ash dieback, a fungal

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March 2018

Bay Bugs

With Dr Isabella Brey

Midnight Magic Few experiences are more enchanting than an encounter with glow-worms on a warm, still summer’s evening. Lighting up the undergrowth like a miniature night sky, glow-worms have long been an inspiration for writers and poets including Shakespeare and

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March 2018

Dig it

With Fulke Andel

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that this winter has been longer than normal. The lack of sunshine and the heavy rain has made it rather

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February 2018

Dig it

With Fulke Andel, Gardening for the new - and not so new - gardener

This monthly article is mainly designed for those new to gardening who are looking to enjoy the fruits of their labours on their dinner plate. For experienced gardeners, it will act more as an aide memoire as to what needs

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February 2018

Branching Out

With Dr Isabella Brey

MYTHICAL ANCIENTS Few trees are surrounded by more myths, legends and symbolism than the yew, which was already considered sacred in the pre-Christian era. In modern times, science has been able to uncover many of the facts which would have

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