July 2018

How to Repair an Old Greenhouse
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Greenhouses are an odd possession. When they’re new and in perfect working order there can be few more pleasant things to own. They’re the perfect opportunity to get seeds started early, to grow crops you otherwise couldn’t, and to extend...
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Growing African Violets from Leaves
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African violets love full sun and thrive in hot conditions, which makes them a perfect houseplant for sunny windowsills. Native to Tanzania, their cheerful flowers can be anything from white to purple to pink. Over the years dedicated breeders have...
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Rose Gall – Diplolepis rosae
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Watering my garden this morning, I noticed yellowing leaves on my Rosa glauca. A sign of heat stress. Yet, as I looked closer, I saw a mossy mass which I've only ever seen once before. I knew this is a...
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Creeping Jenny Eaten By Sawfly Larvae
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What's eating my Creeping Jenny? Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'), is a staple in any garden. Used as a perennial ground cover or trailer for containers and hanging baskets - it grows in sun or shade.So when I walked...
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