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A Keen Gardener in Want of a Plot

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a keen gardener, living in a city, must be in want of an allotment plot. And so after several years transplanted from rural Ireland to Newcastle upon Tyne, and planting in pots in the backyard, we decided to finally put our name on the allotment waiting list. 313 more words


This is what it's all about

The sun was shining and I was out on the coastal path and not at my desk – just what Wednesdays off should be. St Andrews to Kingsbarns, which puts the sun in your eyes but gets the hard bit done first. 363 more words

Coastal Path

Bio-control of Himalayan balsam

After eight years of research in quarantine, field trials are currently underway on the introduction into the UK of a biological control agent of Himalayan balsam ( 190 more words

Ecology & Biodiversity

Himalayan balsam - time to knock off the policeman's helmet?

Many of our riverbanks on Dartmoor are lined with a pink flowering plant – the Himalyan balsam. The flowers give off a very strong scent and are very attractive to bees. 123 more words