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the tubers being eaten away by vine weevil grubs. None of my begonias has survived. Next autumn I'll remember to empty out the pots, clean up the tubers, and store them in clean dry compost for winter instead.
garlicky home-made pesto. But there's plenty left and it needs to be stored, so I have set to plaiting it. Yes, proper Frenchman-on-a-bicycle-style garlic plaits, and great fun I've been having, too. The first time I sat down to have a go, I was filled
of global warming. Tree ferns have become popular, and many people leave tender dahlia tubers in the soil over winter instead of lifting and storing them. Until this year they might have got away with ignoring the rulebook and taking a chance, but this might
.Products containing aminopyralid have been withdrawn from supply, sale and use while the Pesticides Safety Directorate investigates its potency. However , it's not illegal to store the herbicide, so there's no guarantee the farm where you source your manure has
sized bed of 'Charlotte', my favourite second early, which is a fabulous new potato that's perfect for summer barbecues and salad suppers. I'm also planting two main crop varieties, 'Cara' and 'Picasso', which should both store well.All the seed spuds
and store them in underground larders for later consumption.So far, there is only one molehill in my garden, so I hope that it looked around, didn’t think much of the surroundings and legged it somewhere else. Otherwise I may have to do something. There's a
- we collected several kilos of the best damsons I’ve ever tasted. We all ate far too many on the way back to the house.The jam making, stewing and eating in the raw will happen tomorrow, but I’ve stored some in the freezer too. I'll use the frozen
bunches of grapes. I had a quick wander around after that looking at buds and the first emerging leaves. It is awesome to think how much energy is stored up in those little parcels, just waiting for the warm weather.This is Prunus 'Tai-Haku', which
blogger Kate Bradbury, will hopefully be inspiring many more people to grow themselves healthy in 2011.The campaign culminates with a Harvest Week in September, with advice on storing and cooking those bumper crops I'm sure you'll all be enjoying.
to three years. Each clump should have about six leaf shoots and should be replanted about 20-30cm apart and 5cm deep in well-prepared soil.Alternatively, harvest the seeds and store them over winter in cool conditions, then sow them in spring in moist