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Wordless Wednesday – Just add water

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Nematodes – My army of 30 million soldiers

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I am having a terrible time this year with slugs and snails devouring the garden in a very messy fashion, leaving almost nothing untouched. I am not alone of course. It has … Continue reading

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Mountaineering molluscs

Slugs and snails. They are the bane of my life right now.  A week or more of wet, miserable weather has enabled them to slide wherever they like. They’ve emerged from hiding in the thick, dark, sheltering foliage of things … Continue reading

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Climbing Beans: Wigwams or tents?

We grow a lot of beans in the vegetable patch each year. Being a vegetarian family, they are one of the staples of summer for us. We mostly eat the beans freshly picked, it is only as the season ends … Continue reading

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