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Water butts and hoverflies
There has been a lot of talk about mosquitoes lately, not least the suggestion that stagnant water in water butts is increasing urban populations of mosquitoes.
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Red spider mite
They say that size isn’t everything, and that's certainly true of the glasshouse red spider mite. It's extremely small and phenomenally damaging.
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Dealing with bindweed
Bindweed is king of camouflage in the weed world. It bursts into glorious bloom during July as if to boast its presence.

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The best way to grow potatoes
I've harvested the first of the year’s home-grown new potatoes. It got me thinking: what’s the best way to grow potatoes?
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Tomato blight and potato blight
How can it have happened so early? That was my first thought when I read the panicky texts and emails from a fellow panellist on GQT.
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A new polytunnel
I've splashed out on a mini polytunnel. How it will last on my windswept hillside I don’t know, but it has solved my problem of lack of space – for now.