Monthly Archives: November 2010

Garden and greenhouse owners asked to report fungus

November 9, 2010 0 comments

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts are being asked to check their birch trees for a fungus that is now thought to be more widespread than was originally believed. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the Hoof Fungus, otherwise known as… Read More

Wildlife protection in England not up to scratch

November 8, 2010 0 comments

The measures put in place to protect native English species are not strong enough, it has been claimed. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), a new survey shows that the areas set aside for protecting wildlife are often too… Read More

Water Lilies

November 5, 2010 0 comments

You may know of the giant water lily, Victoria regia /amazonica. The remarkably rigid structure of the leaves with their upturned rims and interlaced ribs makes these stiff enough to support a child. They gave Paxton his idea for the… Read More

Growing Garlic this Autumn


One thing that seems to preoccupies us even more than ever, is the weather. Rather than global warming, we seem to be confronted by erratic weather patterns – more of a climate change. Several nights in October were the coldest… Read More

Sprouts of Flavour – Part 26


Apart from a few hard frosts so far the temperature hasn’t plummeted too far in my greenhouse. That means that the salads and herbs that are languishing in the protected environment of the glasshouse are still producing new leaves to… Read More

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