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Selecting a New Apple Tree

There are over 7000 different varieties of apple tree including those classed as eaters, cookers, crab or cider apples. 10% of these are available from RHS plant finder recommended nurseries. Horticultural Considerations Your apple tree should last a long time and be fruitful and satisfying. It is worth taking care to get the selection right. […]

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Tree Stump Removal

Are you stumped about how best to remove the stump and roots of  a tree after you have taken down the trunk and branches? This is the stump of an over grown Eucalyptus that was removed in spring. The slit was intended to hold weed killer but as the side shoots show it hasn’t worked. […]

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Yew Tree – Taxus baccata

Yew are used in many contexts and can feature in natural or formal situations. In the 18th century species of Taxus were brought to the UK from America and Asia to add to our native Taxus baccata. There are now many cultivars of upright, pendulous and ground cover forms of Yew. Garden Uses of Yew […]

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Is Green a Colour?

The answer to the question is ‘of course green is a colour.’ Green is a mixture, a hybrid in gardening terms, as it is made from yellow and blue combined in varying quantities. But the emphasis is on the ‘made from’ of this answer.  The leaves above contain a higher proportion of blue whilst those […]

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Grandchildren and Gardening

Gardeners are keen on offspring in the garden when they come from their own propagation. That may not always be the case with grandchildren except in controlled circumstance. Grandma saw a youngster eating a slug and rather than be critical asked ‘what does that taste like?’ After a pause the kid replied ‘worms’. Safety of […]

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Laid-back Lawns

What Use is a Lawn A patch of grass is an Englishman’s lawn just as his home is his castle. A lawn can be used as a sanctuary to be cut and cossetted whilst escaping from life’s toils and troubles. Aesthetically it may be the central feature of a modern garden design or a natural […]

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Bromeliad, Vriesea and Guzmania

Most Bromeliad of the thousands of species are tropical plants. In the UK they make good house plants and pot plants for a conservatory. Others plants in the same family are the  genus including  Aechmea, Neoregelia, Vriesea and Guzmania Bromeliad Care The foliage  grows in a natural rosette of sword shaped leaves. A central cup […]

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June 17th Potatoes from a Waterbutt

This £1 packet of supermarket potato tubers have just been harvested to cook as new potatoes tonight. The variety was Charlotte, they were chitted in February and planted out in a frost shelter in March. The results were better than usual in that they didn’t ‘go into the water’ when boiled. The potatoes were quite […]

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New Photos of Senicio or Senetti

Sorry but I have been to Madeira again on holiday. The gardens, walking and vibrant colours are major attractions With old age I am growing to like Daisy and all the related family particularly these vibrant coloured flowers from Pericallis genus.

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Garden for Cut Flowers

On the new craze of gardening for cut flowers, where America starts will we follow or is it really voice versa? Olden Times The Romans brought many plants to the UK in the first century including  various herbs and  the grape. Dating from the early 15th century a book called The Feate of Gardening mentions […]

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