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How To Create a Low-maintenance Garden

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Gardening News

This blog has been neglected for far too long while I have been preoccupied with other distractions. In particular my wife and I have decided to move to London to be nearer to our daughter who lives in Belsize Park. What has prompted this post is an article I saw in the London Daily Telegraph [...]

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Chelsea Flower Show And The Pyramid Garden

May 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Gardening News

The Chelsea Flower Show, the premier UK horticultural event, is here again. All week crowds throng the the Chelsea Hospital grounds admiring the show gardens and the floral exhibits. Medals have been awarded and my local garden center, Hilliers, has received its 67th gold – a quite remarkable achievement. Each year the exhibitors have to [...]

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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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The End Is Near and the Blue Rose

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

“The End Is Near!” screams the headline, but all that it portends is the passing of the seasons as we come to the end of another gardening year. The article itself is a chatty interview with three gardening experts from the Twin Cities, “Don Engebretson, author of five garden books, who also runs the Renegade [...]

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