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Author archives: David

Alien vs Predator

Strange beasties are afoot in the fennel; looking like some sort of miniature extra-terrestrials. They have sinister black and orange markings, seeming to me halfway between a scor[...]

The Late Late Sow

  Midsummer’s day came and went, much like England’s world cup dreams. For me the sadness of shortening days is tempered by the joy of much less chat about football. No[...]

The War On Slugs - Part 2

Following on from last week’s guide to mollusc-bashing, here are some more ways to banish slugs from your garden. The War on Slugs has three fronts. The chemical (poisoning with[...]

Bring Me Sunshine

It’s surprising the difference a few days of sunshine can make to the flowers in your garden. Returning home from a short break I was delighted to see the change in my garden – flo[...]

The War On Slugs - Part 1

Slugs, the one thing all gardeners can agree on. The bêtes noires of borders from Brighton to Birmingham? Right? Well, no, actually...  Here in the UK we have around 30 native s[...]

The Chelsea Flower Show

An Enjoyable Day at Chelsea Flower Show Last year Adrian went off to the Chelsea Flower Show and left me behind – this year it was the reverse, I went off and left Adrian[...]

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