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Garden Pests – Prevention and Control

Garden Pests – Prevention and Control | Gardening | Scoop.it
The Organic and Chemical options for Controlling Garden Pests. The word ‘pest’ conjures up, for many people, a vision of hordes of greenfly on roses or blackfly on broad beans.

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For us Brits pls  note  that  neem isnt  supplied  here  as  pesticide  due  Health and  Safety  Law ( Not  funded = Not  suplied )

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Garden Pests - Prevention and Control See my 10 favourite organic homemade pesticides as well as learn about common garden pest and how to control them using both chemical pesticides and organic alternatives #Gardening, #Pests, #Garden, #Horticulture

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We must pay more attention to threat to oak trees

We must pay more attention to threat to oak trees | Gardening | Scoop.it
Johanna Gibbons calls for ‘Springwatch’ approach to spotting problems
The carterpillar of the oak processionary moth
Landscape professionals need to take a ‘Springwatch’ approach to oak processionary moth, according to Johanna Gibbons of J&L Gibbons.
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These  pest  can  cause  skin  irrations  cause  of  their  very  fine  hairs  and  you  should  be  carefull  of  them .

So  I  totally  go  a  long  with  this  

To  My  knowledge  Council  Boroughs  have  already  have  a  scheme  set  where  they  spray  the  oaks  tree  when  an  a  large  out break  does  occur  but  unfortunately  for  some  residents  all  grounds  surround  the  oak  trees   the  cost  is  too  high  to  have  some  one  in to  do  it  as  you  need  a  licence  and  the  right  equipment  to  treat  it  plus  the  cost  of  the  chemical  it  self  

In  My  time  working  for  either  Local  Boroughs ,  Royal  Parks  Department   to  being  Self  Employed  I  have  never  come  this  at  all   

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Why David Bellamy is beginning a new 'backyard safari' - Telegraph.co.uk

Why David Bellamy is beginning a new 'backyard safari' - Telegraph.co.uk | Gardening | Scoop.it
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Why David Bellamy is beginning a new 'backyard safari'
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... place where the photographs were taken and a brief explanation of the odds, together with your name, postal and email address and telephone number.
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I  believe it  was  ounce  said  that  if  you  want  to  explore  the  habitat  of  animals  and  plants   look  no  further  than  your  back  garden

No  need  to  go  out  to  the  amazon  our  gardens  are  will  provide  all  what  we  know  about  the  wild  life 

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Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard | Gardening | Scoop.it
Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said.
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Brilliant  Idea  of  how  to  reuse  concrete  

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Shed of the Year 2014 - the winners in pictures - Telegraph

Shed of the Year 2014 - the winners in pictures - Telegraph | Gardening | Scoop.it
An innovative eco-shed with an allotment on its roof has won the Shed of the Year competition (We should have entered Plymouth's Shed on Wheels to this competition!
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After  quickly  glimpsing  through  the  pictures  from  the  weird  and  whacky  to  the normal  ones  Im    spoilt  for  choice  here  and  need  help   

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Fears over Heatherwick’s garden bridge

Fears over Heatherwick’s garden bridge | Gardening | Scoop.it
The City of London Corporation and has warned that Heatherwick Studio’s proposed garden bridge over the River Thames will obscure views of St Paul’s Cathedral from parts of the South Bank.
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This is  typical  of  planners   a  like  everything  looks  nice  in  3  d  models  or  in  paper   but  a  not  of  thought  about  the  what  actually  out  side.

I  remember  in  my  days  working  for  a   council  borough in  London

  we  where  given  about   15 trees  to  plant  in  two  single  along  a  path  to  create  a  vista

All  looked  very  good  o  paper  until  we  started  to  dig  and  was  hitting  concrete   all  way  the  down    from  which  was  the  old  path   that  was  hidden  when  the  grass  started  to  over  grow  over  it  many  years  ago 

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Britain's green urban space is at risk of rapid decline - Financial Times

Britain's green urban space is at risk of rapid decline - Financial Times | Gardening | Scoop.it
Britain's green urban space is at risk of rapid decline Financial Times London's Royal Parks are so strapped for cash that chunks are being walled off to all but the well-heeled by art fairs (declaration of interest: the FT is involved with Frieze,...
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Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up a new apprentice

Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up a new apprentice | Gardening | Scoop.it
Expert gardener Ken Crowther with sunflower
A renowned gardener and radio star believes today’s youngsters are reluctant to go into apprenticeships after he spent six months trying to find new recruits without success.
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Floral photo competition for Britain in Bloom groups

Floral photo competition for Britain in Bloom groups | Gardening | Scoop.it
Britain in Bloom groups could win up to £1750 worth of prizes in floral photo competition A UK manufacturer specialising in self-watering containers is calling on In Bloom groups, councils and the general public to enter their annual photo...
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Thorny problems: how can I improve my soil?

Thorny problems: how can I improve my soil? | Gardening | Scoop.it
Our gardening agony aunt Helen Yemm answers your queries.This week: a caterpillar invasion
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Garden Care And Planting Tips For Sage Plant - Boldsky

Garden Care And Planting Tips For Sage Plant - Boldsky | Gardening | Scoop.it
Gardening has always been a favourite hobby for many people. It is always great to have a lovely garden in front of the house. It keeps us happy and cheerful. Gardening is very interesting and with the right gardening tips, it is ...
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Useful  guide  to  growing  sage   

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From Hampton Court to the Sydney Garden Show

From Hampton Court to the Sydney Garden Show | Gardening | Scoop.it
A multi-award winning landscape designer from Melbourne will join the judging panel in an upcoming Sydney Garden Show.
Jim Fogarty’s Essence of Australia presented by Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
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Climate change: how to create a dry but dazzling garden

Climate change: how to create a dry but dazzling garden | Gardening | Scoop.it
A French plantsman who loves a drought is expanding our plant palette, says Tim Richardson Club Med: the Filippis’ dry garden Photo: Clive Nichols Garden Pictures Apparent changes in the climate, and therefore in our expectations of gardens and the...
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With  this  ever changeing  weather  I  reckon  we  must  either  adapt  to  it  and  plant  wisely   and  this  article  shows   how  this  can  be  done 

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How orchids became Britain’s favourite flower

How orchids became Britain’s favourite flower | Gardening | Scoop.it
A history of the orchid’s 200-year journey from tropical jungles to the nation’s most popular houseplant The Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens: Orchids’ intricate evolution has made them so successful that the plant family is now the largest in the...
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Mary Berry's recipe for gardening success

Mary Berry's recipe for gardening success | Gardening | Scoop.it
Great British Bake Off presenter and baker Mary Berry shares her tips for how you can garden your way to an active and happy old age
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Marry Berry  give  helpful  tips   on  how  to  garden  without  using  to  exertion 

From   getting  a  small  bench  to  sit  on  when  picking  fruits  to  kneeler  to  save  your  knees 

Gardening  can  still  be  enjoyed  when  your  old  

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Gardening: Sedums lead way in coping with hot, dry weather - The Spokesman Review

Gardening: Sedums lead way in coping with hot, dry weather - The Spokesman Review | Gardening | Scoop.it
Gardening: Sedums lead way in coping with hot, dry weather
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Sedum Autumn Joy is a very common plant in our gardens. It grows to 18 inches to 2 feet tall and an old plant can be 2 feet across.
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Here is  a  succulent  that  pretty  hardy in drought  it  flowers  in autumn  and  the  seed  heads  are  ideal  for  birds. 

They  are  easy  to  propagate  to

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Stone Wall

Stone Wall | Gardening | Scoop.it
Get inspired with this Stone Wall photo in HGTV Garden Galleries.
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Get  inspirational  ideas  on  how  to  create  your  own  stone  wall

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Japanese red cedars to replace oaks to fight climate change

Japanese red cedars to replace oaks to fight climate change | Gardening | Scoop.it
Trees from America, Japan and southern Europe will be planted in Britain’s forests to avoid them shrinking by 40 per cent by 2080 because of climate change Traditional Oaks will have to be replaced in Britain’s forests as woodlands must adapt to...
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This  story  interest  me  because  it  seems  this  happening  not  just  over  here  in the  UK  but  over  in  the  USA  too.

I  often  read  articles  about  residents  ripping  up  their  lawns  and  transplanting  drought  resistant  vegetation  in  place  off  as  they  watch  their  grass  dry  up  in  the  heat.

To  me  this  is  the  only  way  forward and  very  sad  to  see  all  our  native  trees  which  all  the  green  lobbyist  are  trying to  push  the  government  over  here  the  same  maintenance structure  as  street  lamps  and  other  vital  structure .

  Now  being  replaced  by  foreign   species  -  I  just  hope  that  they  don't  bring  in  foreign  pest  with it  otherwise    we  will  have  another  epidemic  very  similar  to  the  one  not  to  long  ago  with  our  elms   

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Is it time to protect urban trees?

Is it time to protect urban trees? | Gardening | Scoop.it
The Government is being urged to give urban trees the same status as other vital infrastructure such as street lighting and utilities.
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This  would  be  interesting  to  see  out  because  we  all  know  that some  council  neglect  the  maintenance  of  them  and  let  them  take  over our  paths  and  roads.

  And  yet  if  a  the  tree  belong  to  you .  You  are  eligable  for  its  up  keep  and  fined  quite  heavily 

 

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Weeds and Their Control: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Weeds and Their Control: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) | Gardening | Scoop.it

ReadPractical tips to help you get the most out of your garden. Home · About · Site Index ... Description: Purslane is prostrate, fleshy, succulent summer annual related to moss rose commonly grown as a garden plant.

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Usefull  guide  on  how  to  purslane 

My  advice  would  be  to  chop  the  tap  root  off  with  a  hoe  and  cover  with  a  at  least  1"  layer  of   mulch  making  sure  that  there  no  holes  for  the  plant  to  synthesize or  before  laying  the  peat  put  down  a  old  carpet   and  cover  it  with  bark     

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Comment on Alan Titchmarsh: why don’t people respect gardeners? by Anne Wareham

Comment on Alan Titchmarsh: why don’t people respect gardeners? by Anne Wareham | Gardening | Scoop.it
It would make a difference if the world could stop treating gardens as merely the product of a hobby of the middle aged.
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This  I  totally  agree 

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Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia - Health News ...

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia - Health News ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
By Amy NortonHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.
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I  totally  agree    with  this  gardening  can  be  hard  work  at  times  but  the  finishing  result  can  be  rewarding 

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Tips for Growing an Indoor Herb Garden? — Good Questions | The ...

Tips for Growing an Indoor Herb Garden? — Good Questions | The ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
Q: I recently moved to an apartment in an older building and it doesn't have a balcony or patio or even a little set of bars around my windows. All this leads to me not knowing how to grow an herb garden in these new ...
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Useful  guide  on   how  to grow  herbs  in  side

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Historic gardens reopen six months on from winter storms

Historic gardens reopen six months on from winter storms | Gardening | Scoop.it
In February gale-force winds flattened the ancient trees at these historic gardens in Snowdonia, but now re-planting can begin Six months ago, gale-force winds and lashing rains flattened ancient trees and rare plants at a historic garden in...
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How to grow your own tea - Telegraph

How to grow your own tea - Telegraph | Gardening | Scoop.it
Sarah Raven takes a sip from a new world of flavour with herbs that are easy to grow, delicious to drink and healthy, too

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Cost-cutting council spends £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show

Cost-cutting council spends £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show | Gardening | Scoop.it
A council trying to force through budget cuts of £100m over four years was criticised for spending £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show A council making £100m in cuts was branded “a bloomin’ disgrace” after confessing to blowing £360,000 at the...
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Tale  of  having  your  cake  eating  it  i  believe 

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