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Pests and diseases - rust

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Fungal rusts have been pretty prolific this year, which is not surprising, as they thrive in damp and muggy conditions. Continue reading...
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Blanket weed in garden ponds

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
I've just had another look at the RSPB Homes for Wildlife web pages and see that September is the best month for clearing some blanket weed off of the garden pond. Continue reading...
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Dianthus: In the pink

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
This week I've been thinking about pinks - or Dianthus if you prefer. Continue reading...
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Bedding plants and busy Lizzies

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
It's performance that matters when it comes to bedding, and top of my list for the past few years have been New Guinea Impatiens. Continue reading...
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Growing and harvesting lettuce

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I've grown an absolutely cracking crop of lettuces this year. The sad thing is that Paul and I haven't much felt like eating them due to the somewhat autumnal weather. Continue reading...
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Harvesting potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
We've been harvesting potatoes. After the dreaded potato blight hit the rows of potatoes I was quick to employ my son to cut off and rake up all the haulms. Continue reading...
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Elks in Vancouver

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
I'm slightly jet-lagged after returning from Vancouver at the weekend. The Rockies were an awesome sight and wildlife abounded everywhere. Continue reading...
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Gardening books

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
...when it's too dark (or perishing cold) to garden we like to read about gardens and dream of seasons as yet unborn. Continue reading...
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Frogs and slugs

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
A plea rings out from gardeners across the country every year for a reliable control for slugs - something that will put an end to their slimy antics. Continue reading...
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Growing courgettes and marrows

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I can't say it's a surprise - I've been expecting the annual appearance of a whopping great marrow on one of my courgette plants. Continue reading...
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