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Roger Brook
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Hybridity’s contribution to evolution - featuring the Wollemi Pine
Part1 This is the last in my series where I have attempted to argue the case for hybridisation as a significant force in evolution and also to describe interesting hybridised plants.  In the last three posts of my series I attempt to explore some of the sec...
Part1 This is the last in my series where I have attempted to argue the case for hybridisation as a significant force in evolution and also to describe interesting hybridised plants.  In the last three posts of my ser...
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How significant are soil bacteria to the gardener?
Just let them get on with their lives! Relevance to manure and fertiliser I had intended to put this post in my ‘myth’ series and wanted to decry the promotion of organic fertilisers as being beneficial because they encourage bacteria. I found myself in som...
Just let them get on with their lives! Relevance to manure and fertiliser I had intended to put this post in my ‘myth’ series and wanted to decry the promotion of organic fertilisers as being beneficial because they enco...
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Blogger Page Views milestone for the No Dig Gardener!
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has a little Google Page View counter on the No Dig Gardener blog, just as an
indicator for him to see if he gets any visitors. He is quite obsessed with
both the counter and Google Analytics! First,
let me apologise to all the gardeners who read Roge...
Roger has a little Google Page View counter on the No Dig Gardener blog, just as an indicator for him to see if he gets any visitors. He is quite obsessed with both the counter and Google Analytics! First, let me apologise...
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This one has been a long time coming!
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Ice diamonds are forever. Now at the beginning of April is a chance for anyone living near Oxford to visit the National Collection of these silver gems. Anytime is a good time to visit Waterperry Gardens the old home o...
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Hybridity’s contribution to evolution: featuring fossil trees
Part 4 Most of our garden plants have been created or hugely modified by hybridisation. Most farm and domestic animals do not exist in nature. Even those that do occur naturally have been ‘improved’ by mixing diverse forms together. Plant and animal breeder...
Part 4 Most of our garden plants have been created or hugely modified by hybridisation. Most farm and domestic animals do not exist in nature. Even those that do occur naturally have been ‘improved’ by mixing diverse forms...
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Garden Open Day, Saturday 9th May 2015: zero inflation at Weathervane House
Come to Seaton Ross in Sunny East Yorkshire! CLICK FOR NGS DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION If any of my posts have any credibility they bear the hand of Peter Williams who lives down in the village.  Peter and Julie Williams did not open their garden last year s...
Come to Seaton Ross in Sunny East Yorkshire! CLICK FOR NGS DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION If any of my posts have any credibility they bear the hand of Peter Williams who lives down in the village.  Peter and ...
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Why does my new tree grow so slowly?
Trees and shrubs can be inhibited by grass and weed! There are many reasons why woody plants fail to make healthy new growth and sometimes die! Causes are from the common place such as planting too deeply, failing to water or watering too often to the total...
Trees and shrubs can be inhibited by grass and weed! There are many reasons why woody plants fail to make healthy new growth and sometimes die! Causes are from the common place such as planting too deeply, failing to wate...
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Kabschia saxifrages at Waterperry Gardens
Ice diamonds are forever. Now at the beginning of April is a chance for anyone living near Oxford to visit the National Collection of these silver gems. Anytime is a good time to visit Waterperry Gardens the old home of  Waterperry School of Gardening for G...
Ice diamonds are forever. Now at the beginning of April is a chance for anyone living near Oxford to visit the National Collection of these silver gems. Anytime is a good time to visit Waterperry Gardens the old home o...
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A walk on the wild side
It must be a hundred and twenty years that Worsbrough St Mary’s churchyard burst its seams and opened a new five acre cemetery just up the road. Over the years new graves moved up the hill. It won’t be many years now before the cemetery is filled. Old grave...
It must be a hundred and twenty years that Worsbrough St Mary’s churchyard burst its seams and opened a new five acre cemetery just up the road. Over the years new graves moved up the hill. It won’t be many years now before t...
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Introduction
Gardens include Bolton Percy Churchyard garden, Worsbrough Village Cemetery, Seaton Ross village plot and Boundary Cottage.
Interests, apart from gardening, include bridge, solar power, Vitamin D and the benefits of sunshine. And blogging!

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I maintain five acres of garden and have passed my allotted lifespan of three score and ten
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Seaton Ross, York
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