Category Archives: pests and weeds

And Who’s Been Eating MY Fritillaries?

I have sympathised with Jessica at Rusty Duck and Pauline at Lead up the garden path when they have recounted their tales of fritillary-eating pheasants, but I knew pheasants were unlikely to visit our garden despite its semi-rural location. Our … Continue reading

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Less of the Celandine

After the enlightening moment yesterday of discovering just how many embryonic celandines there could be hidden in a small trowelful of snowdrops, I decided that I ought to nip the invasion in the bud and not give it the chance … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall of a Dahlia

It’s a bit like the story of The Gingerbread Man – from the pride at the first appearance of a bud through the various stages of “Help! I am three quarters gone!”, “Help! I am half gone!” until eventually the … Continue reading

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