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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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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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Moles, Slugs And Compost

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Gardening News

Did you know that pound-for-pound the common garden mole is more efficient than the 642-ton Emerald Mole tunneling machine? While the Emerald Mole achieves 5 feet per hour on a good day, the little critter can dig 15 feet per hour in good soils. What most gardeners will be interested in is not how quickly [...]

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Lizards, Lilies and Gardening For A Lifetime

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Gardening News

Image via Wikipedia What’s free, green and provides exercise in the fresh air? Well according to George Weigel it’s compost. Free because you are using grass clippings, fallen leaves and other plant matter from your own garden. Green because you are recycling matter that would otherwise have to be carted off to landfill and the [...]

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Exploring the Compost – Garlic Connection

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

I was intrigued by the above headline that was on an email I received from Kitchen Gardeners International whose newsletter drops into my inbox every month. The article talks of three ways that compost and garlic are connected. The first two are fairly obvious that using compost to amend the soil helps to produce a [...]

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Conservation Gardening and Gadget Reviews

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

“Mowing your lawn for an hour produces as much pollution as driving a car 650 miles” is just one of the facts quoted by the Virginia Living Museum in its campaign for the creation of conservation gardens. While it’s a well known fact that gas mowers cause pollution, I have not seen it spelt out [...]

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Green Lawns, Children And Beneficial Pests

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Supplies

For Clyde Tressler going green in caring for his lawn means more than using organic fertilizers. For him throwing out the gas powered mower is the key and he makes a spirited case for “the reintroduction of manual labor to lawn care”. I love the way that he suggests that while your head may reject [...]

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