May 2011

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  • Under Attack from Mother Nature and Her Legions!

    17 May 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Under Attack from Mother Nature and Her Legions!

    OK – I’m now not a happy gardener. We haven’t had any meaningful rain for about 6 weeks now and despite one of the hottest April’s since the Big Bang, my potatoes have frost damage!

  • Damping Off Disease

    05 May 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Damping Off Disease

    If you are a keen gardener who enjoys growing from seed you will probably have come across Damping Off Disease at one time or another. It mostly affects seedlings of annual bedding and vegetables, but can be a problem on a wide range of plants.

  • Bumble Bees, Bonfire and Beans

    01 May 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Bumble Bees, Bonfire and Beans

    Well, I certainly picked the right week to take-off on holiday! Despite my best intentions, I didn’t spend as much time on the plot as I would have wanted. Because it was half term, picnics, pub lunches and family activities were high on the list of priorities – it’s a hard life!