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A Rogues’ Gallery

We have had our share of bug attacks in the Jasmine Garden. But over the past year or two, infestations have been horrendous.

The worst attack was on the guava tree. A perfect storm of mealy bugs and sooty mould encrusted the underside of leaves in summer 2017. Meanwhile, fruit flies and their larvae got to work on the fruits with a vengeance, boring, squirming, munching…

via Daily Prompt: Encrusted

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Enjoying the Bright Lights

Chard “Bright Lights” is coming along brilliantly in raised bed 1 these days. It’s a real beauty with big, glossy leaves and ribs from cream to yellow to bright red. Against the foil of variegated greens from our salad leaves, spinach, dill, flat-leaf parsley and beetroot it has set one end of the bed aglow.
Chard bright lights RB1 2.18

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The Blues… and the Greens

For the past couple of months – bar a short trip to London to visit our two delightful little diversions* – I’ve been working hard in the garden. In winter time in Egypt it’s all go if only to catch up with everything you couldn’t get done in summer with the heat, exhaustion, holidays and so on!

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