Category: Garden Pests

WOOD PIGEON IN THE GARDEN – COVER THE BRASSICAS!

Scotland’s Worst Garden Pest Do you have a wood pigeon in the garden? How things have changed. Once upon a time there was a grey doo that kept itself to itself. This pigeon lived in the forest and nibbled harmlessly on acorns, beech-mast, weed seeds and so on. It was quite an agreeable existence. There …

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HORSETAIL

The very worst weed of all? I’m nominating horsetail as the worst weed in the garden. Mind you, some of us are troubled by docks, while others are plagued by dandelions – though it’s a shame about the gardener’s war on thrawn-rooted dandelions as they provide vital food for bees in early spring. Anyway, some …

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GROUND COVER OR JUST A GARDEN HOOLIGAN?

When it comes to ground cover – some plants just don’t know where to stop. With an expression like ‘ground cover’ you sometimes have to read between the lines in these gardening books and flower catalogues. ‘Ground cover’ sounds quite mild. But ‘garden hooligan’ or ‘plain thug’ might be a better description. Take the innocent-sounding …

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