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. In terms of value, a single perennial could cost you, say, £5.00 to buy, but you could pick up a packet of Godetia Dwarf Mixed flower seed for just £1.39, and grow 1,000 plants! Yes, 1,000 seeds in a packet, and other hardy annuals offer similar great value
cultivars, and I'm sure they have experts who could tell me what I'm missing.Until then I must pick a few more stalks, then hunt for some new rhubarb recipes on the web.
, and you'll see what I mean. Feeders provide seed and peanuts for birds all-year-round. Plants with fruits and berries are grown to provide birds with fresh pickings - especially my cherries and soft fruits, where I'm sometime lucky to get a look in! Apple
eating pies. But your garden can harm you at any time of year - just the other day my friend came round to dinner sporting a black eye, which she'd received from a thorny bramble while picking blackberries. Another friend once caused herself so much
the cats have left in the back garden. Could be rich pickings.
into trouble. Especially as last weekend, I did a bit of, well, tidying in the garden. It was limited, however, to clipping a few stray rose branches that had suddenly shot out at eye height. And I picked up a few windfall apples to see which ones I could
and children hate the smell of strongly scented hyacinths and paper-white narcissi, which he's not allowed to grow in the house.I don't like the scent of poppy stems and I hate poppy sap. I'm sure it evokes a childhood memory - probably of picking them
.That’s the thing about gardening: it's important to always remain one step ahead. If you don’t sow it or plant it then you can’t pick it or enjoy its blooms.I’m always keen to find bulbs that deliver real value for money. Some varieties have a really short
) – and produced a value for every crop. The main factors she considered were:1. The length of time a crop is in the ground before being harvested.2. The number of helpings you'd pick per square metre.Crops that grew quickly and produced high yields received a
paid to any remaining mealybugs.I moved house five times over the next 18 months, so the half-dead orange lived at my partner's mum's, then my mum's, where it picked up a fresh mealybug infestation before I finally brought it home to a flat full of vine