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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

What's that white powdery substance on my plants leaves? I had a query recently asking what a white powdery substance was on a grape leaf? They actually said "it looks like powdery mildew, but it's not on zucchini"! It looked like powdery mildew because it was powdery...

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Are Blueberry’s Easy to Grow?

Are Blueberry’s Easy to Grow?

Blueberry Hill? I am thinking of renaming my place Blueberry Hill after the number of blueberry bushes that I now have producing fruit! The only problem being that I am at the bottom of the hill, not up the top? How it started? It all started with one little blueberry...

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COMPOSTING

COMPOSTING

Talking about composting on BayFM This week I have been asked if I could talk a bit about composting on my BayFM radio program. We have mentioned compost a few times. However, it seems its one of those things that people are a bit hesitant about. I can understand this...

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Good Bugs in your garden #1

Following on from my interview at BayFM, I wanted to write a few posts on Good Bugs. So what do I mean by Good Bugs? Good bugs are those insects that prey upon bad bugs in your garden. Bad bugs include caterpillars, scale, aphids and mealybugs. There are plenty of...

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Recycling Single Use Plastics

Recycling Single Use Plastics

Many single use plastics come into our homes in disguise! Did you know that chip packets, lolly packets and even food sachets are actually made of plastic? They don't look like what we think plastic should look like. The chip packets look like aluminium foil. But they...

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If living without plastic was easy, we’d all do it!

If living without plastic was easy, we’d all do it!

Living a Low Plastic Life If living without plastic was easy, we'd all be doing it!  Most of us are aware at a rational level that plastic has significant negative impacts on the environment. But plastic is so widespread in our lives today it seems impossible to...

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