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Back From Vacation

I took a week of vacation last week away from home and the garden. I was a bit worried what would happen if my garden was left by itself at the peak of the season. The weather turned out to be windy and wet (and so did my vacation 🙁 ), and below is a

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How to Keep Birds Away from Your Strawberries

I’m impressed with my new scarecrow made out of old CD-ROM’s so I thought I wanted to show it to you in live action: [media id=14 width=400 height=320] Now it’s only the slugs that are eating away, but fortunately there are solutions for that: Crushed egg shells around the edges of the bed Copper tape

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How to Build a Cheap and Simple Scarecrow

Last year my strawberries were protected by a chicken wire mesh but as I’m scaling up my garden in size it’s not practical to use that kind of protection against birds. The best thing would probably be a large plastic netting that could easily be spread out over the strawberries and easily be removed again.

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Why Do Earthworms Come Out in the Rain?

Photo by Squeezyboy. Birds normally take cover during rain but not the blackbird. It’s running around out there in the garden getting wet, but it pays. A lot of earthworms are crawling to the surface as fast as they can, just to get eaten. Sad story. For the earthworm at least. But why on earth

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How To Attract More Beneficial Animals Into Your Garden

Some animals do you a favour when it comes to removing bugs and pests from your garden. Here’s a list of those beneficial animals and how to attract them. If you’re wondering how each one of them is helping you out in the garden take a look at this post on beneficial animals. Birds Photo

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