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Planting bulbs and hiding bulbs
I spent a lovely afternoon in the autumn sunshine on Monday, planting bulbs. They were planted in pots and troughs, on windowsills, steps and next to doors.
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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.
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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!

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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'.
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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.
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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?