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Casual Gardener: What now for weedkillers?

John Manley
IN AN ironic twist, the post-drought explosion in weeds has coincided with an upsurge in the media’s interest in glyphosate, the key component in RoundUp, the world’s favourite weedkiller.

The truth about wasps

Hannah Stephenson
THE warm summer has led to a rise in wasp numbers, according to pest controllers, while the heat has caused fruit – the wasp's favourite sugary meal – to ripen much faster than usual.

The Casual Gardener: Respect your elders

John Manley
IF THERE’s an elder tree near you – and as one of our most common and resilient native trees the likelihood is high – may I suggest you go and stand beside it, before taking several deep breaths through your nose.

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