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Entries from April 26th, 2010

Heucheras, Hostas And A Portable Garden

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Gardening News

The technique known as “square foot gardening” has been around for many years. In fact it was way back in 1981 that Mel Bartolomew wrote about this method of growing plants in small 4 foot square boxes. The benefits are now well known – less work, fewer weeds and less water. It is also an [...]

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Basil, Berries and De-Lawning Plus Gadgets

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

Just over a month ago I featured a report calling for us to scrap the lawn and today there is another. This comes from an article quoting Susan McCoy from the Garden Media Group who tells us what is trendy this year. “The rewards of growing your own—basil, berries or flowers—are boundless” she says “and [...]

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Camellias And Unusual Visitors

April 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Gardening News, Uncategorized

When I moved to my present house some six years ago there were two camellia bushes in the garden. I don’t know what varieties they are, but one has white flowers and the other white. They are the first flowers to appear each spring although the pink variety which blooms first is often damaged by [...]

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