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Catch up on the latest blogs

Preventing damage from winter moth caterpillars
Preventing damage from winter moth caterpillars is on my to-do list. These yellowy-green menaces can do a lot of damage to trees, both edible and ornamental.
Dealing with vine weevil
Walking past my pots of sedum one day, every single stem had come away from the compost, and I immediately recognised the cause. Vine weevil!
Ivy bees and ivy flowers
At last, I have found ivy bees. For the last three autumns I've routinely scoured ivy flowers in London to no avail. But last week I found what I was looking for.

Harvesting apples
I spent a day last week harvesting apples – the cooker ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, something similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and 'Egremont Russet'.
The bramley apple
Ask anyone to name an apple, and chances are they'll come up with either Cox’s Orange Pippin or The Bramley - probably our most popular varieties.
Cooking green tomatoes
I know many gardeners who use green tomatoes to make chutney, and others who throw them on the compost heap. But why don’t more of us eat them?