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Your garden should be a multilayer food forest, says RHS horticulturist
Tom Massey promotes natural ‘forest gardens’ with biodiverse planting to create wildlife havens

Helena Horton Environment reporter

25, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Spring into action: five easy, affordable gardening tasks now winter is over
Cold snaps and unseasonably warm spells have played havoc with my garden. But now it’s time to get to work – and I have a few ideas

Matt Collins

24, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Country diary: The irises have taken over the pond, and only leeches are left | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: The pond is almost devoid of life, apart from several of these greenish-grey segmented worms burrowed into the silt at the bottom

Claire Stares

24, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Japan’s most familiar orchid is found to have near-identical cousin
All the Spiranthes on the Japanese mainland were thought to be a single species, but in fact there are two

Damien Gayle

17, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sowing seeds is fussy work – I’ll hold off until after next week’s equinox
The longer, warmer days mean seeds sown later will catch up with the struggling seedlings that were started off in January

Alice Vincent

17, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Ministers ‘ignored’ own adviser over weak targets for restoring English nature
Government accused of hypocrisy for pushing global target but not following Natural England’s advice at home

Patrick Greenfield and Helena Horton

16, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Country diary: Snowdrops in abundance, but the dry winter has taken its toll | Virginia Spiers
St Dominic, Tamar Valley, Cornwall: A mixed picture here, with low streams and dried-up moss – but also my favourite gardening job of early spring

Virginia Spiers

16, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Plantwatch: rare species flourish in Swanscombe wasteland
Area in Kent has more threatened species than any other brownfield site in UK – but its future is at risk

Paul Simons

15, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: Many layers of history in one spot | Susie White
Newbrough, Northumberland: Beneath the monuments to landowning families is a fortlet that predates Hadrian’s Wall by decades

Susie White

13, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Half of Britain and Ireland’s native plants have declined over 20 years – study
Non-native species are now more numerous in wild – with implications for native insects

Helena Horton Environment reporter

08, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: Catkins emerge in the deep, late winter cold | John Gilbey
Clarach, Ceredigion: Resting against a stone wall, I let the sounds of the woodland ease around me – bickering blue tits, the harsh call of a rook

John Gilbey

06, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Warmer UK weather adding to spread of fruit tree diseases
Royal Horticultural Society links spread of orchard infections to heatwave with trees still at risk

Helena Horton Environment reporter

03, Mar, 2023 @12:06 PM

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