April 2013

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I’m sorry to begin another post with a disagreement with a much respected colleague, (see also) but here I go again. And it is also one of the joys of blogging that I can. Once we had to struggle to get a voice, now we can take one… [..read more..]

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April 25, 2013
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I did some hand weeding the other day. I know. I know. First time since never…. All the better to learn something then. And I did – see if you agree. It was the creeping buttercup curse. Send to Kindle

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Everything In The Garden Is Lovely by Alasdair Aston

April 23, 2013
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Sometimes I get really fed up of ‘lovely gardens’ and all the other lovelies…and then I remember this poem… Everything In The Garden Is Lovely by Alasdair Aston Even the fat slug That drags its belly nightly Send to Kindle

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Taking the pictures….

April 22, 2013
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The Great Slug Scare

April 21, 2013
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Monty Don started it apparently, suggesting everyone hunts around, under and in their pots and seed trays to find slugs. Yuk. And then, presumably, squish them..I didn’t see it. The thrills I miss. But I didn’t miss an article online telling us the slug is back. Send to Kindle

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Drought or Drown – what not to plant?

April 14, 2013

Noel Kingsbury has just published a piece in the Telegraph online, wonderfully identified in the link as ‘Middle Column Puff’ , about rainier gardening. It’s about gardening in the New Wet and follows his previous, recent piece about how we still need to save water even if it is a bit wet. I confess I have ended […]

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What NOT to do in your garden in April

April 5, 2013
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They tell you : The arrival of spring can mean fast growth. Love this, as I see daffodils shivering in the east wind and refusing to open…. In sunny weather, temperatures can rise sharply in greenhouses and cold frames. To prevent damage to seedlings, make sure your plants are well ventilated. Well, we’ll let the […]

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