Gardens

Claxton, Norfolk: A single square metre left unmown attracts more than 50 species A meadow grasshopper: ‘a gorgeous pink form’.It supports about 20 self-willed plant species, especially yellow rattle, marjoram, oxeye daisy and a sun-specked horizon of common cat’s-ear.

July 2019 Rural domestic abusers being protected by countryside culture Victims are failed by police and suffer from isolation and patriarchal views, report warns Published: 17 Jul 2019 Rural domestic abusers being protected by countryside culture Country diary Country diary: one small step, but one giant leap for insect-kind Published: 16 Jul 2019 Country diary: one small step, but one giant leap for insect-kind Country diary Country diary: spawn to be wild Published: 15 Jul 2019 Country diary: spawn to be wild Country diary Country diary: July light turns the skipper's wings into flakes of gold Published: 11 Jul 2019 Country diary: July light turns the skipper's wings into flakes of gold Country diary Country diary: a house of God open to heaven and house martins Published: 10 Jul 2019 Country diary: a house of God open to heaven and house martins UK farmer loses high court fight to stop alpaca being killed Published: 9 Jul 2019 UK farmer loses high court fight to stop alpaca being killed Country diary Country diary 1919: birds find the first summer fruits Published: 8 Jul 2019 Country diary 1919: birds find the first summer fruits Country diary Country diary: war of the roses Published: 5 Jul 2019 Country diary: war of the roses Country diary Country diary: beneath the gin-clear waters of the Test Published: 4 Jul 2019 Country diary: beneath the gin-clear waters of the Test Top 10s Top 10 books about walking in Britain Published: 3 Jul 2019 Top 10 books about walking in Britain Country diary Country diary: freeloading bumblebees find a shortcut to food Published: 3 Jul 2019 Country diary: freeloading bumblebees find a shortcut to food Country diary Country diary: a small wild place by the side of the canal Published: 1 Jul 2019 Country diary: a small wild place by the side of the canal Country diary Country diary 1919: black rabbits in the wild Published: 1 Jul 2019 Country diary 1919: black rabbits in the wild June 2019 Country diary Country diary: St Tudwal's has its devoted congregations of birds Pwllheli, Gwynedd: The kittiwakes have cornered the sheltered perches, happy to leave the rest to the guillemots Published: 29 Jun 2019 Country diary: St Tudwal's has its devoted congregations of birds Country diary Country diary: on the site of a drowned town Dunwich, Suffolk: We’re buffeted past anglers huddled in tents, backed to the wind Published: 22 Jun 2019 Country diary: on the site of a drowned town From the Guardian archive The changing Cotswolds: 'where do the locals drink now?' – archive, 1976 21 June 1976 How the Cotswolds, having been urbanised, are now being suburbanised Published: 21 Jun 2019 The changing Cotswolds: 'where do the locals drink now?

Reach, Cambridgeshire: A mini rewilding project brings exquisite new amphibian life to the garden ‘A perfect, jewel-like, lilliputian frog.I helped it along with a scoop of mud from a fenland ditch, a bundle of oxygenating hornwort and a small jamjar of wriggling tadpoles.

So here’s a run through of my (mostly) favourite indoor edibles that I am growing right now.A classic example is the curry plant Murraya koenigii from south-east Asia, whose leaves taste like ready-made curry powder.

I had weeded and fed, I had sowed new rows and organised watering cover (thank you, Lene).The salads were all up before I went, the peas and beans were adolescent, there was coriander, and fresh leaves and early potatoes: the bright, light tastes of summer.

Then check out the National Garden Scheme and think about getting a mulching lawn mower Melianthus Major, the peanut butter plant.Photograph: Getty Images Plant this One of the weirder common names for Melianthus major is the peanut butter plant, so if you get one, give it a sniff.

To say little of how pleasing beetroot look when in fine fettle, with the back-lit sun on their leaves.They like free-draining, mineral-rich soil that is roughly pH neutral, and they are very fussy about their micronutrients, particularly boron.

Vänerskärgården, Sweden: If the cranes seem the most exotic birds here, that will change as they are returned to Britain ‘Salad crops grow in sensuous waving curves’: the gardens of Läckö Castle.Within its high walls, its English gardener, Simon Irvine, grows salad crops in sensuous waving curves to show the beauty of vegetables.

David Attenborough and the climate crisis take centre stage, while single-use plastic is banned for the first time.With a big outlay and a six-month wait before the launch, do you invest now, wait or skip it?

این هشت بخش شامل درختان بائوباب و آدانسونیا، باغ ساکولنت، باغ استرالیایی، باغ جنوب آفریقا، باغ آمریکای جنوبی، باغ کالیفرنیا، باغ مدیترانه ای، بیشه درختان زیتون می باشد.There are nine different gardens within the dome, showcasing plant life from five continents, including Australia, America and the Mediterranean region.

Photograph: Phil Gates The first hint that there were thieves in the garden appeared in the columbines.I’ve never before seen them attempting to visit columbines; they must have been attracted by the smell of nectar leaking from the bumblebee-inflicted wounds.

Books of poetry | Electric buses | Headlines | Slugs and snails Perhaps electric buses ‘can imitate Steve Bell’s buses, trains and tractors and go “boggler, boggler”,’ writes Warren Kovach.Penny BrownLewes, East Sussex • Campaigners think that the sounds proposed by Transport for London for electric buses are too futuristic.

Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters I feel for readers who have been missing birds and bats in their gardens (Letters, 28 June).Is this a gardener’s prayer answered or another sign of the loss of biodiversity because of the climate emergency?

Photograph: Chris Burrows/Getty Images Plant this Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’, may look delicate, but happily this is one of the more hardy of the fuchsia clan.It’s compact (1m tall) and will cope with most soils, given full sun or dappled shade.

I have trays of beans seedlings to put in next to the new poles.The sweet peas can wait for now.

There is a gentler approach than pulling every unwanted plant ‘Plenty of pollinators are grateful for buttercups.We must ask ourselves every time we go to pull a plant that’s in the wrong place: is this necessary?

Purple reign: Queen Sirikit, one of the new generation of Thai waterlily cultivars.With their flawless translucent petals, waterlilies are among the most beautiful of all garden plants.

June 2019 Country diary Country diary: orchids are masters of subtle communication Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: These delicate flowers draw in life and are integral to a complex web of information Published: 27 Jun 2019 Country diary: orchids are masters of subtle communication Brief letters Western swing is where to find genuine musical improvisation Brief letters: Maternity leave | Bluegrass | Lancashire and Merseyside | Men in skirts | Bee hotels Published: 23 Jun 2019 Published: 23 Jun 2019 Western swing is where to find genuine musical improvisation Create a buzz: how to help save wild bees – even if you don’t have a garden With a little knowhow, balconies, doorsteps and window boxes can all be turned into wildlife havens Published: 22 Jun 2019 Create a buzz: how to help save wild bees – even if you don’t have a garden US beekeepers lost 40% of honeybee colonies over past year, survey finds Study marks worst winter on record for beekeepers, despite intensive push to stem losses Published: 19 Jun 2019 US beekeepers lost 40% of honeybee colonies over past year, survey finds Country diary Country diary: sharing a home with the buttercup bees Published: 15 Jun 2019 Country diary: sharing a home with the buttercup bees From the agencies Sweet reward: Yunnan honey hunters – in pictures Gallery Published: 11 Jun 2019 Sweet reward: Yunnan honey hunters – in pictures The Simone Lia cartoon Simone Lia: the dance of the bee Published: 2 Jun 2019 Simone Lia: the dance of the bee May 2019 Brief letters In the gutter but looking at the carbs Published: 30 May 2019 Published: 30 May 2019 In the gutter but looking at the carbs Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say Published: 29 May 2019 Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say Value farmers if you want to save bees Published: 20 May 2019 Published: 20 May 2019 Value farmers if you want to save bees Guardian Print Shop Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph Gallery Published: 20 May 2019 Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves Alison Benjamin Published: 18 May 2019 Published: 18 May 2019 The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves Country diary Country diary: the atmosphere in the hawthorn hedge is electric Published: 13 May 2019 Country diary: the atmosphere in the hawthorn hedge is electric April 2019 The week in wildlife The week in wildlife – in pictures Hungry bears, busy bees and disappearing penguins Gallery Published: 26 Apr 2019 The week in wildlife – in pictures The Upside 'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects Inventor crowdfunds to produce reviver sachets after prototype success Published: 24 Apr 2019 'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects 'It's a miracle': hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire Three hives containing more than 180,000 bees in total were found intact on the cathedral’s roof despite the devastating blaze Published: 19 Apr 2019 'It's a miracle': hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire Country diary Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Claxton, Norfolk: The unexpected super-abundance of one particular plant at this time of year is always a welcome surprise Published: 16 Apr 2019 Country diary: this spring belongs to the red dead-nettle Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye Published: 10 Apr 2019 Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye Country diary Country diary: these hardy honeybees could help our ailing apiaries Published: 6 Apr 2019 Country diary: these hardy honeybees could help our ailing apiaries Bavaria to pass 'save the bees' petition into law in landmark move Published: 3 Apr 2019 Bavaria to pass 'save the bees' petition into law in landmark move About 563 results for Bees 1 2 3 4 … next Topics Wildlife Insects Animals Wild flowers Plants

27 June 2019 Live Tory leadership: No-deal Brexit could shut down car plants in UK, Japan tells Johnson and Hunt - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest from the Tory leadership contest Published: 10:20 AM Tory leadership: No-deal Brexit could shut down car plants in UK, Japan tells Johnson and Hunt - live news Japan says next British PM must not lead UK out of EU without deal Published: 9:31 AM Japan says next British PM must not lead UK out of EU without deal Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste Published: 7:02 AM Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste 26 June 2019 Saving 'woman hand': the artist rescuing female-only writing Kana let women express themselves freely and was used to write the world’s first novel – then it was wiped out.Meet the master calligrapher keeping the script alive Published: 2:00 PM Saving 'woman hand': the artist rescuing female-only writing Kim Kardashian West’s Kimono shapewear touches nerve in Japan Published: 12:47 PM Kim Kardashian West’s Kimono shapewear touches nerve in Japan Airman with Brazil's G20 delegation held over drug trafficking Published: 12:19 PM Airman with Brazil's G20 delegation held over drug trafficking Cancer Town Residents of America’s Cancer Town confront chemical plant owner in Japan Published: 7:00 AM Residents of America’s Cancer Town confront chemical plant owner in Japan Trump and Xi trade talks loom large over G20 meeting in Japan Published: 3:12 AM Trump and Xi trade talks loom large over G20 meeting in Japan 25 June 2019 G20 countries triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuels Published: 12:01 AM G20 countries triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis 24 June 2019 Paws for effect: Japanese zoo stages unusual 'lion' escape drill Staff member in a lion costume helps zoo practise for the event of an escape, as real lions appear unimpressed Published: 6:44 AM Paws for effect: Japanese zoo stages unusual 'lion' escape drill Play Video Footage of 'lion' escaping from Japanese zoo goes viral – video 1:23 Published: 6:30 AM Footage of 'lion' escaping from Japanese zoo goes viral – video Slime on the line: slug blamed for power failure on Japanese railways Published: 1:49 AM Slime on the line: slug blamed for power failure on Japanese railways 22 June 2019 Fukushima diary, part three: Restoring crops and a sense of pride The mayor of Okuma, home of the damaged nuclear power plant, has been in exile for eight years – here he writes about finally returning Published: 2:57 AM Fukushima diary, part three: Restoring crops and a sense of pride 19 June 2019 Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores Juntendo University says abolishing unfair treatment of women is behind rise in entrance exam scores Published: 5:16 AM Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores 17 June 2019 Carlos Ghosn's wife urges Trump to support her husband Carole Ghosn says she wants US president to talk to Japan’s Shinzo Abe about a fair trial for the former Nissan boss Published: 8:56 AM Carlos Ghosn's wife urges Trump to support her husband 16 June 2019 Guardian Tokyo week Your thoughts on Guardian Tokyo Week Published: 9:00 AM Your thoughts on Guardian Tokyo Week Guardian Tokyo week The year of Akira: how does 2019 Neo-Tokyo compare with today's city?

Home Garden Our podcast that dishes the dirt on all things gardening - by Better Homes and Gardens In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon take a look at their favourite winter bloomers and the jobs you can do around the garden during winter.Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.
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