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Hollyhock rust

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
I'm sure I'm tempting fate here, so this is a whispered blog... but my hollyhocks don't have rust. Continue reading...
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Newts and pond water

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
We have newtpoles. Or rather we have newtlets, since they have already lost their external gills and grown legs. Continue reading...
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Bugs and daylilies

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
I thought I'd venture, briefly and very amateurishly, into Pippa's territory to see what pests are doing their best to blight my garden. Continue reading...
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Sunflowers

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Thousands of children up and down the country sow sunflowers in spring, no doubt hoping to grow the tallest and enter the Guinness Book of Records. Continue reading...
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Growing brassicas

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I've been madly planting brassicas as if they're going out of fashion. Perhaps Brussels sprouts have never actually been in fashion - but they are with me. Continue reading...
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Sparrows in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Apparently there's been a dip in the house sparrow population, but I'm pleased to say there's been no sign of it at my house. Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
It was getting dark, the cat was skulking after something in the shadows around the hutch and the guinea pig was squealing its head off... Continue reading...
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Elderflowers

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Elder is a native tree with white flowers in midsummer and bunches of small black berries in autum... like many weeds, it has both a purpose and an interesting story. Continue reading...
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Astrantia and alstroemeria

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
I must have planted Astrantia major 'Roma' at the bottom of my lawn about eight years ago, and to be honest haven't given it any special care since. Continue reading...
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Weedkiller in manure

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I'm as keen on improving my soil with manure as any other allotmenteer. I love it all - chicken, cow and best of all, horse manure. Continue reading...
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