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A week of cutting and storing herbs

July is a good month to cut and collect herbs. The worms have spent some time thinking about some of the herbs they’re growing in the garden, this week. We’ve snipped a few but there are many more, and some herbs you want to go to seed, so let them flower for you. Good luck […]

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Growing Basil? Thought about making pesto?

July is a good month to cut and collect herbs. The worms have spent some time thinking about some of the herbs they’re growing in the garden, this week. Basil, for example … cutting the leaves and thinking about making pesto. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips […]

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How would you best describe Coriander?

July is a good month to cut and collect herbs. The worms have spent some time thinking about some of the herbs they’re growing in the garden, this week. Coriander, for example … cutting the leaves and letting it go to seed for crushing later. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – moths

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Though the less popular cousin of the butterfly, the Moth is quite possibly even more important as a pollinator. Some plants have evolved to manipulate and be pollinated by Moths. Here are a […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – hoverflies

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Hoverflies could be seen as the most beneficial pollinator in the garden.  There are thousands of #hoverfly species, all helping to #pollinate, yet they don’t sting or bite, and their larvae eat garden pests including aphids […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – honey bees

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. It is estimated that one third of our food relies on pollination mainly by bees. Here are a few of the plants honey bees like – #willow #heather #wallflower #cherry #centaurea #sunflower – just […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – flies and gnats

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Flies and Gnats pollinate #anthriscus  #anemones  #sedums  #achilleas  #trilliums – just some of the plants a fly #pollinates Importantly, as they are early-flying they can be key pollinators of early spring flowers, such as primroses […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – the wasp

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Wasps? OK they’re not on the friendly list, like hoverflies. A world without wasps would be a world with a very much larger number of insect pests on our crops and in our […]

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#putpollinators first – the bumble bee

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Bumble Bees like lot of plants, but we’ve highlighted #comfrey #chives # tomatoes #clover #honeysuckle #catmint You will find that bumblebees are a cut above other insects, such as honeybees. They work faster, […]

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#putpollinators first – the beetle

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Pollinating beetles like #euphorbias #acacia # waterlillies #magnolias In fact, the beetle has been pollinating plants for nealry 100 million years … well before bees Follow our blog to get more daily gardening […]