Monthly Archives: January 2006

Tuesday January 31st

Garden pests,they are so numerous. Aphids, slugs, vine weavil. Plant diseases, rust on your roses, black spot, clematis wilt. You could go on and on, but what about cats? Are they much maligned or are they the gardeners worst enemy. … Continue reading

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Monday January 30th

Probably the earliest perennial plant to flower in the garden is the Hellebores (Christmas Rose). In spite of their common name, they normally start to flower in January. The white variety Hellebore Niger is the most well known of the … Continue reading

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Sunday January 29th

Having been reminded several times that the front vestibule had not seen a lick of paint since the coronation (slight exaggeration . This was the day when I had no option. Setting to work dutifully, I soon got into the swing of … Continue reading

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Saturday January 28th

We have already spoken about this being a good time of year for cutting back deciduous trees. It can be a dangerous job, get someone to hold on to the ladder. If you feel in the least bit wary, call … Continue reading

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Friday January 27th

If in your garden you feel there are so many shades of green in your trees and shrubs, and you would like a contrast. You would not go far wrong with the beautiful red Japanese Acer. A fantastic deciduous tree that happens … Continue reading

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