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Blackbirds and blackberries

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Where have all my blackberries gone? And what about my strawberries? And the cherries? Continue reading...
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Harvesting broad beans

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
Broad beans need picking regularly to ensure the plants keep flowering and producing beans, so mine have inevitably stopped producing them. Continue reading...
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Plaiting garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
We've had a mixed garlic harvest so far this year - the bulbs I planted in spring did nothing and were a total waste of time. They were probably the worst I've ever grown. Continue reading...
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The trouble with berberis

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
The branches are bare of leaves and several of the bushes are completely defoliated. The culprits are not hard to spot: small speckled greyish sawfly caterpillars. Continue reading...
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Thinning apples

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
This year my three apple trees have flowered and set fruit beautifully and the branches are laden with bunches of marble-sized fruits. Continue reading...
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Mullein moth caterpillars

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
The mullein moth caterpillars in my garden are still small, but they're guaranteed to increase in size by the day. Continue reading...
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Snails in the garden

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
Due to the wet weather of the past week, I haven't been out in the garden much. The snails, however, have been very active; I can barely walk to the front gate without the familiar sound of snails crunching underfoot. Continue reading...
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Nettles

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Nettles, like midges, are one of those things for which it is difficult to feel much affection ... they seem to have little purpose beyond stinging our children. Continue reading...
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Sweetcorn

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
In the past, either greed or wishful thinking has tempted me to cram far too many sweetcorn plants into my vegetable beds, resulting in very disappointing yields. Continue reading...
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Strawberries

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
It's been a bumper year for strawberries ... we've been picking for all we're worth and my jam pan has scarcely left the stove. Continue reading...
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