I would have thought that to do a degree in Horticulture you would need an A level in Botany or Biology, I don't know how scientific Environmental Studies is.
I believe privet leaves do not turn colour in the Autumn and remain on the plant all year round.
Clarington! You should have posted that on youtube.
It could be wind burn, conifers can be prone to this. I fear that the brown areas won't recover. It could also be caused by cutting it back too hard.
Someone else may have more positive news for you.
Those seeds may not come 'true'. I don't believe the plants would be any trickier than red toms, but I would buy proper seed for them.
TM, replacing them with other roses could give you Rose Repeat disease. There are ways round that, but it is a bit of a faff. Much easier to renovate.
It must be a whole different ball game there.
The local farmer lets me collect Bramleys - so far I've made 4 gallons of wine and 2 Apple and almond Cobblers; delish
Some people put an old piece of carpet on top to stop the rain and keep the heat in as heat rises so you don't want to lose it.
I'm getting a cookbook with 1000 recipes for slow cookers, so I shall have fun experimenting.
I agree; overcooked fish would be horrid.