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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 […]

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A week of Courgette, Zucchini cartoons served up for you …

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – expect to pick three or four a week in good weather. These plants like to spread out, so give them about a square metre/yard each. Grow them […]

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Fancy trying to break the heaviest Courgette (Zucchini) world record?

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – pick them when they reach about 4-5 inches. If you leave them they will grow into large and heavy marrows, an unless you’re going for a world […]

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Name another fruit starting with the letter, Z

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – pick them when they reach about 4-5 inches. You can eat the flowers, they’re a delicacy … Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, […]

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The bad news is they’re good for you

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – pick them when they reach about 4-5 inches. It turns out these are good for you – Carotenoids are good for your eyes, skin and heart. Follow […]

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What do you call the summer squash?Courgette, Zucchini, Other?

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – pick them when they reach about 4-5 inches. These plants like to spread out, so give them about a square metre/yard each. Grow them in large containers […]

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Are you Courgette or more Zucchini?

The worms have spent some time thinking about the courgettes they’re growing in the garden, this week. Courgette (Zucchini) plants are easy to grow and fruit abundantly – expect to pick three or four a week in good weather. These plants like to spread out, so give them about a square metre/yard each. Grow them […]