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  • nematodes

    Begone Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs!

    An email reminder from Nematodes Direct and the purchase of a discounted hose-end nematode applicator at the local garden centre reminded me that now is the time to apply these biological controls to avoid foxes digging up th...

    19th September 2018Timely Advice9 reading right nowRead More »
  • lettuce

    Autumn Colour at Perch Hill

    My own garden seems somewhat lacking in colour at the moment and what colour there is, is fairly low key as I wait for the asters to add some vibrancy. The same cannot be said at Perch Hill, Sarah Raven’s garden near Br...

    10th September 2018Places to Visit10 reading right nowRead More »
  • allotment

    An Innovative Gardening Technique

    A local allotment site has asked me to judge their allotments for the past couple of years and it has been really interesting to see the different techniques that the various plot holders employ. One of the most int...

    30th August 2018Composting10 reading right nowRead More »
  • mulberry bush

    Here I go Round the Mulberry Bush

    Well mulberry tree actually - after eighteen years it has grown so large that I will be asking the tree surgeons to give it a trim this year, about a month after leaf fall. Learn from my mistake and if you do plant on...

    15th August 2018Stephanie's Blog8 reading right nowRead More »
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