Birds such as tits, blackbirds and robins are well into their breeding seasons, along with all manner of insects, including bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies. Our ponds are full of tadpoles and we may even hear the pig-like snuffles of hedgehogs courting in the night. Avoid the temptation to tidy up: long grass, along with weeds such as dandelion and dock, provide food for a range of moths, whose caterpillars are so needed by those further up the food chain. The more caterpillars your garden provides, the more birds and hedgehogs there will be, the more birdsong and late night snuffles will fill your ears for many springs to come.
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Cool & calm
Inspired by a springtime woodland floor, Adam Frost shows how to create a container that will thrive in dappled shade. It relies predominantly on the texture, shapes and forms of the foliage, and how they play off against one another. The Semiaquilegia provides colour among the fresh greens, but the container still holds interest even when the flowers have gone.
Summer of Strawberries
In the second of a two-part series, Lucy Chamberlain reveals the best strawberry varieties for taste and yield, and provides a care guide to get the most from your plants
Where Do I Start?
Plants With Purpose Part 2: Shrubs
Find out how shrubs can transform your borders and pots as Carol Klein reveals some of her favourite varieties and shows why these plants have star quality
As Gardeners' World returns to our screens this month, we reveal the highlights, starting with Monty, who guides us through his plans for Longmeadow
Your wildlife month
April is an exciting month in the garden.
We love April
We are always about love on these pages of this excellent magazine, but this month it is particularly appropriate.
Veg on your doorstep
No matter how small your space, you can still grow big harvests of veg, fruit and herbs with Ingrid Chiu's easy methods
Design for life
Greener growing is relevant to all aspects of gardening and we can do it better, says Marian Boswall, if we take a step back to see whether our space is organised to help the environment
Big ideas for small spaces
Turning even the tiniest plot into a horticultural haven can be a daunting prospect, especially for beginners. Monty reveals his secrets to great design for even the smallest space
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GOOGLE'S RUSSIAN BUSINESS PLANS TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY
Google says its Russian subsidiary is planning to file for bankruptcy because it can’t pay staff and suppliers.
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A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise.
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ARGO TOUTS DRIVERLESS OPERATIONS IN MIAMI AND AUSTIN, TEXAS
An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology.