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I love the delicate flowers of prunus, although I'm not so keen on the blowsier, pink varieties I sometimes see in other gardens. The smaller, more delicate spring blossom hits the spot for me.Like most gardeners, I also have a nose for a bargain
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 (or, dare I admit it, the worst I've ever seen).However, the bulbs I planted
of slippers or soap sets really doesn't sound appealing, I would advise anyone to speak out nicely NOW and set up their own greenhouse fund, so it can then be up running by spring...
lightening - which actually made the house shake. Then came huge hailstones, which temporarily flattened the hellebores and spring bulbs. Luckily, because there was very little soft new foliage about, nothing seems to have been seriously damaged
soggy mess.One advantage of the rainfall has been the success of the biological control I applied to some areas of my kitchen garden. Nematodes are added to water and applied to the soil in spring. They thrive in warm, moist soil and when they come
, the sparrows had already moved in. We're never in any doubt when spring has sprung; the roof comes alive with the wonderful sound of new sparrow families. We can often be found peering anxiously up towards the roof to see how things are progressing