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Check That Your Mousetraps Are ‘Bird-friendly’ This Spring

Mousetraps are a humane tool used with reluctance but out of necessity in my greenhouse, especially during winter and spring. A recent unintended ‘catch’ is a melancholy tribute to the determination of our wild birds when the going gets tough. … Continue reading

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Peat-free Compost on Trial: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Inspired (if that’s the right word) by dodgy and persistent claims that all ‘peat-free compost is rubbish’, I’ve set out to find out for myself. Since spring 2011 I’ve been putting around 20 different makes of peat-free compost through their … Continue reading

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