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Butterflies Enjoying The Michaelmas Daisies

September 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Plants

Here in the UK we have experienced, or should I say, suffered the wettest summer ever, or at least in the last hundred years so I’m told, but finally there has been a change. In fact the rain held off for most of the time that the Olympics and Paralympics took place and we are [...]

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Flaming June And The Waterdrop Lens

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Plants, Gardening News

Flaming June in its usual sense has been somewhat of a washout this year and the slang meaning of flaming would be more appropriate. Rain and yet more rain interspersed with heavy cloud has meant that the sun has rarely appeared. But earlier this week the skies finally cleared and we had a fine summer [...]

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Titan Arum Now In Bloom

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Plants

This titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum, is growing  in the Kenneth Post Lab Greenhouses at Cornell University.  The plant is only found in Sumatra and flowers very infrquently so when it does you want to grab your chance to admire it. The flower lasts for just a couple of days. Take a look at their live [...]

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Mild Weather, Compost And Grow Your Own Gnome

January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News

“Mild Weather Tricks Plants To Thinking Spring Has Arrived” is a headline I saw recently and is certainly true for my garden. In December there were only a few frosty nights and January so far is mild and wet. The camellias have clearly decided that spring is here. The first flower appeared a few days [...]

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Heirloom Vegetables, AirDrop And Colorful Winterscapes

November 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News

Everyone loves lists so I’m told. I’ve found this list of 20 Heirloom Vegetables complete with descriptions and full color pictures. But before setting out her list Christine Vrey, the author, reveals that half the vegetables she thought were vegetables are in fact classified as fruit. So such common crops as cucumbers, peas, beans, courgettes [...]

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Aphids, Figs And Growing Your Own Soil

October 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Plants, Gardening News

“Aphids aren’t all bad” claims the headline, but “Gardeners know aphids as tiny, squishy pests that can suck the life right out of plants and, as if that weren’t enough, leave behind a sticky, nasty mess”. It’s common knowledge that ladybugs eat aphids and and so can be used as a non chemical form of [...]

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Squirrels, Tulips And Green Oranges

September 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Plants, Gardening News

It’s time to start thinking about planting bulbs to flower in the spring, but if like most of us you have squirrels in the area, you need to plan how you can protect the bulbs. I found this article by Ciscoe Morris writing in the Seattle Times in which he suggests various ways to safeguard [...]

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Helenium With Persistant Red Admiral

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Plants

Last year I planted a helenium in one of my herbaceous beds and this is the second year that it has bloomed profusely. The other day I noticed a Red Admiral butterfly on the plant. I was able to go back into the house to collect my camera and then return to find the butterfly [...]

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Lawns, Irises And The Robot Terrarium

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News

For me August is the month when the garden is past its best and my thoughts turn to the autumn cleanup and plans for next year. But there are plenty of things to be done in August and I have found two articles, one covering lawns and the other irises. I have to confess that [...]

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Growing In Shade, Weeds And Guerilla Gardening

August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News

Conventional wisdom tells us that shade is the last thing that vegetables need, but Mark Hoffman from Kempton, Illinois disagrees. He will tell you from personal experience that some shade can have unexpected benefits. For instance potatoes which are grown partly in shade are more resistant to leaf hoppers. While crops grown in shade will [...]

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