June 2020

Keeping it going
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When you don't have a lot of space you need to use it efficiently. My garden is small, so I make sure that it is as productive as possible, and this means getting more than one crop per year from...
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I got some Broad Beans after all!
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Despite the devastation wrought upon my Broad Beans by the Blackfly, I still managed to salvage a few beans!The ones from the Blackfly-damaged bed are the shorter, fatter lighter-coloured ones seen at the left in the photo below. They are...
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Geraniums: How to Plant, Propagate and Care?
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The Geraniums or pelargoniums are always a good option to embellish window sills, gardens as well as patios and balconies, all summer long, with their very pretty drooping or erect flowers. They also have an aspect often sought by gardeners;...
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How to Start a Beautiful Garden Fast and on a Budget
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The main quality of a gardener is usually patience. Indeed, it is sometimes necessary to wait long months to see the result of his efforts. But don't panic, if you want to give a pretty appearance to an exhausted and...
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Grow Cucumbers in a Hoop House
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Why grow cucumbers in a hoop house? There are two main reasons: First, cucumbers are heat loving plants, and a hoop house lets you plant sooner and grow longer than growing outside. Second, a hoop house acts as a barrier...
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Disaster with the Broad Beans
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I thought I was going to have a bigger than normal crop of Broad Beans this year, since I sowed extra seeds because of early fears of a Coronavirus-induced vegetable shortage. However, my hopes have been dashed. The blasted Blackfly...
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How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew During Flowering
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Are you familiar with that dusty, powdery appearance of sifted flour? That's how symptoms of powdery mildew, or PM, often appear on plant leaves. This common and rapidly growing fungal disease can wreak havoc on your plants if left unattended. It...
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How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew During Flowering
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Are you familiar with that dusty, powdery appearance of sifted flour? That's how symptoms of powdery mildew, or PM, often appear on plant leaves. This common and rapidly growing fungal disease can wreak havoc on your plants if left unattended....
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Protecting my little carrots!
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I recently posted about sowing some finger carrots in a couple of tall pots... Once the seeds germinated I realised that I ought to do something about protecting these plants from the dreaded Carrot Root Fly, which is highly likely...
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The Early Summer Garden of Interior Designer Sandi Duclos
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Every once in a while I get an invitation to a reader's garden. In all the years I have been blogging, these visits have yet to disappoint! Sadly in the case of Sandi Duclos's garden, I was unable to find...
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