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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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Slugs And Snails And How To Save Your Plants

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Garden Plants, Garden Supplies

Image via Wikipedia One of a gardener’s pet hates is the common slug and of course the second is the snail. It is infuriating to find that your plants have been damaged by these pests. There are many products designed to eradicate these pests ranging from the notorious slug pellets that you scatter beside yor [...]

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