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Redcurrents – disaster averted!

Redcurrents – disaster averted!I suppose like many people I get a little behind with jobs at this time of year, there never seems to be enough hours in the day, even with the twilight shift. So here’s a job where delay nearly spelled disaster for me. Netting Red currants, yes I know they are not even turning ripe […]

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Apples – Three summer problems!

Apples – Three summer problems!The fruits have set nicely, vibrant green foliage is emerging from new growth and everything seems fine on the tree, but look a little closer. What’s that white fluff on the trunk? The answer is woolly aphids with their white protection mechanism. Infestations can be found round old pruning sites or low down on the […]

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Lettuces away

Lettuces awayRemember the video?  Well, a couple of weeks on and here are the thined out lettuces, growing away. Bookmark this site as there will be more growing tip videos very shortly. Fancy joining Master Gardener?  If you live in Breckland and you have 2 or more years of food-growing experience, then contact us for more […]

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Flaming June and wine weevils to boot!

Flaming June and wine weevils to boot!Well unless you have several layers and a fleece it’s anything but warm, and gardening in a frost pocket, has produced some early quick frozen lettuce, which have survived. I wish the same could be said of some blueberries, but their problems were down to vine weevils, insidious little maggots with a red/brown head that […]

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Tomatoes another twist!

Tomatoes another twist!We all know that most tomato plants need their side shoots pinched out, unless they are the bush variety. What perhaps is not so widely known is that these make ideal new plants, and give one the opportunity to extend the growing and harvesting season. Christmas tomatoes anyone? Well to be fair you will need […]

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