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Eastern Promise

Eastern PromiseThe month of bounty continues, with crops coming thick and fast, so fast that it seems there’s little else to do but pick, eat or freeze. It is certainly the busiest month of the year when you throw in time off for holidays, and a lawn which grows almost overnight, courtesy of the heavy rain […]

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Exterminate, exterminate!

Exterminate, exterminate!We all know the battle cry of the daleks, but fortunately the ones I’m talking about have been deactivated, reduced to a shell, and are supplied by the council under the alias of compost bins. An excellent and well thought out product, but how to get the best use from it, and what tips would […]

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August in the Garden

August in the GardenSilly as it sounds, this is the month when I start to get ready for autumn. At the start of the month I go around the garden looking at all the plants that may not make it through the winter and take cuttings from them. This is generally very easy and to those that may […]

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Blueberries, some finer points!

Blueberries, some finer points!The question was. “Why have the ends of my blueberries started to die?” The quick answer is canker, which is a fungal infection, of which there are several types that affect blueberries. As with other fruit trees, the best thing to do is to cut back to good green wood, which shows no sign of […]

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Nobody’s Fool

Nobody’s FoolI was recently asked what my favourite fruit was, and how I best liked to enjoy it. Well this set the mind racing, raspberries with a sophisticated hint of sharpness, strawberries, blueberries not to mention the currants or succulent melt in the mouth pears, but it came down to two, apples and gooseberries. Gooseberries! I […]

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