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The importance of Weeding

By Dan Lazarou-West The importance of weeding around newly planted trees cannot be understated. Weeds compete for light, nutrients and, most importantly, available water in the soil. In addition, weeds provide cover for bark-gnawing rodents and taller or climbing weeds. Bramble, for example, can smother and topple small transplants. Without an adequate weeding regime Read more »

2019-06-28T13:22:34+00:00

Biosecurity Blog 1: Notifiable Plants, Pests and Diseases

Notifiable Pests & Diseases Quarantine organisms which are subject to statutory control have to be reported if you suspect they, or host materials are present. These have to be reported if being imported/exported. If you suspect a notifiable you should quarantine suspicious item(s) immediately, and immediately contact the Animal & Plant Health Agency or Read more »

2019-05-07T10:01:35+00:00

Wicken Wood: General Comments on the Woodland

The woodlands have been neglected over the past years; (25+) and the structure does pose some interesting questions. The younger plantings are around 20 years old in addition some 30-year-old plantations are also present. A considerable amount of oak was planted in the early 50’s with only remnants left of this age group. Mature Read more »

2019-04-23T14:16:00+00:00

Rose Thoughts

By Jonathan Diaper As I write, this mild weather and sudden spring lends urgency to those winter and early spring jobs that are yet to be done. Case in point, roses are beginning to shoot presumptuously. I like to have any rose pruning completed before they shoot into life, feeling that the plant’s energy Read more »

2019-05-07T10:44:35+00:00
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