Pillow fight! Playful fox cubs are caught grappling over cushions left for them to sleep on in the garden

  • The two cubs were chasing each other when they were caught on camera
  • Dora Nightingale, from Worthing, West Sussex, filmed the adorable footage
  • She was contacted by a resident ‘annoyed with fox cubs chewing her plants’

A pair of playful fox cubs were captured grappling over a cushion left for them to sleep on while exploring a garden in West Sussex.

The two cubs were chasing each other and practicing their best prey kicks when they were caught on camera by wildlife activist Dora Nightingale.

Filmmaker Ms Nightingale from Worthing, West Sussex, filmed the adorable footage after being contacted by a resident who wanted advice on how to

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA)-When you think of airports, you probably think of baggage claims or crowds of people. But if you’ve been to the Spartanburg Memorial Airport recently, you’ll think of the garden.

“We’re looking at a way of providing, you know, some type of food back to the community from the airport,” said Terry Connorton, Director of the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.

After acknowledging the presence of food insecurity in Spartanburg, Connorton said he spoke to the Hub City Farmers Market. They said despite an airport sounding like an unlikely place for a successful garden, it’s actually the opposite.

“This form of regenerative agriculture will take the carbon emissions that’s happening all around us at the airport due to the aircraft, and it’ll sequester the carbon in the soil,” said Dori Burgess, executive director of Hub City Farmers Market. “So it’s a form of taking these carbon emissions and using

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THIS YEAR’S garden-party game (which I just made up) is a mashup of plants, design and color theory. Each season, I’ll share a color recipe for Pacific Northwest gardens: striking 1-2-3 plant combinations for landscaping your plot or composing your pot. Whether you prefer following a recipe step by step or approach each formula as just a starting place, I hope you’ll find some delicious combinations. Let’s dig in.

it’s winter. It’s dark. It’s cold. Instinctively, we humans draw close to warmth and flames. Kindle a botanical bonfire with this trio of hardy shrubs that ignite the winter landscape for months on end.


1. Of all the twig dogwoods, ‘Midwinter Fire’ (Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’) is especially showy, with thickets of golden stems that gradually shift to orange and deep crimson toward the tip of the plant over the course of winter.


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Happy New Years. It’s time to start gently working and planning the plot. Just because it’s darker, maybe damp or cold, doesn’t mean there isn’t garden stuff to do.

First, colonize a few windowsills at home. Sow sweetpeas in a sunnier spot inside. They’ll appreciate the warmth. We have the Higgledy Gardens selection quietly thrumming, near ready to go.

Sow spinach and hardier salad seed in trays on sills. Though first negotiate this with any significant others. Order your early potatoes to start chitting them. I still use egg trays on a bookshelf in the boy’s old bedroom.

Check online and in local papers for Potato Days/potato breeders near you. Look, too, for upcoming Seedy Sundays or other neighborhood swaps.

These first-Sunday-in-the-month columns have always relied on advice gleaned from experience, books and

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Seaweed compost supplements and “manure” made from beans will be among the top garden trends of 2023, the Royal Horticultural Society has predicted.

As regenerative gardening becomes fashionable, experts in the horticulture charity’s gardens have been demonstrating how to tend beautiful plants in a more eco-friendly way, protecting the soil rather than extracting it from it.

People will also learn how to attract creatures previously malignant as pests into their garden for the unexpected benefits they can bring. The RHS said its garden advice service was receiving more inquiries about encouraging a greater abundance of wildlife to their gardens to fend off more troublesome species. These include wasps that predate on caterpillars, slugs that can help recycle decaying material, and aphids that provide food for ladybirds, and lacewing and hoverfly larvae.

Dr Mark Gush, head of environmental horticulture at the RHS, said: “Regenerative gardening is all about improving the environmental

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