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Amending Your Soil For Winter

Posted by Russell Nursery in Edible Gardening, General, Maintenance

We are all used to a blanket making us cozy and warm in the cold days of winter, but feeding us too? Well that’s what winter mulch can do for your garden; nourish the soil and protect it from rain and freezing temperatures. It may seem mysterious, but really all you need to do is

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Some Compost Tea, A Bale Of Straw, And Thou

Posted by Russell Nursery in Edible Gardening, General

With profound apologies to Omar Khayyam; we’ve come a long way since the 11th Century. Compost tea and straw are elixirs for the modern gardener.  Better than that “jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou”?  Uh, maybe not, but much appreciated by your happy plants. Compost tea is just about the easiest thing

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Oh My Aching Back!

Posted by Russell Nursery in General

Laurie may have chosen to ignore her snapweed aka popweed, but I faced it head on and spent 4 hours the other day pulling it out – and that was only the front garden.  Where does it come from?? I’m sure that it wasn’t there last year!  But I’m equally sure that if I hadn’t

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What’s A Weed?

Posted by Russell Nursery in General

By Lynne I recently returned from a trip to visit my family in Australia and, although the people are the primary reason for going, there’s the secondary benefit of seeing all the different flora. So much that is quite unrecognizable, particularly in the way of Australian native plants, but mixed in with the familiar.  A

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