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Entries from March 27th, 2010

A Tale Of Two Poplars

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Gardening News

Last November I wrote about what I described as “the loss of an old friend”. There used to be two magnificent poplar trees in a garden near to the back of my house, but last November one was blown down in a storm. It was the smaller of the two that fell and I hoped [...]

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The $64 Tomato Grown From Seed

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Garden Supplies, Gardening News

This article by Jeff Lowenfels “How to grow tomatoes — starting now” is a useful reminder of the basics of growing tomatoes from seed. He takes you through all the steps from seed to plant with a reminder that tomato roots must never touch the walls of the container until they get into their final [...]

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Garden Ramblings – March Issue Now Online

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Gardening News

The March issue of Garden Ramblings is now online. This will be the last issue of the newsletter which has been published every month since 2004. Unfortunately the number of subscribers has reduced recently and this has been mainly the result of several changes in my autoresponder service. As regular readers will know the newsletter [...]

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Spring Clean the Roses and Scrap the Lawn

March 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Gardening News

“Staring at enticing photos of roses in magazines, books, and catalogs during winter makes it easy to conjure up images of warm days, fragrant blooms, and lush green foliage. But one look outside quickly snaps you back to reality: The garden’s a mess” is how Lynn Hunt introduces her piece on Spring Cleaning in the [...]

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Forest Gardens And Talking Weeds

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

Image via Wikipedia Willie Chance who is now retired from UGA Extension in Houston County says that he knows of no reason not to talk to your plants, but suggests you stop if they begin to talk back. In fact he is making a serious point that although you will not hear what they are [...]

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