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Leatherjackets in lawns

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
01 October 2014 at 10:56
If I had to give 2014 a name, I’d call it the Year of the Leatherjacket. We had an noticeable number earlier in the year, and now we’re swamped with them. Continue reading...
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Indian summer

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
17 September 2014 at 14:13
Just when I’d started to panic about the weather turning chilly, we’re having what amounts to a second shot at summer. Continue reading...
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RHS Garden Wisley

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 September 2014 at 10:50
Last week I went on a lovely trip to RHS Garden Wisley. Having spent the majority of my non self-employed working life there, it's always fun to go back. Continue reading...
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A good year for tomato crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
20 August 2014 at 11:16
This summer has been all about tomatoes for me. I seem to have had more questions and heard more stories about this much loved crop than ever before. Continue reading...
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Summer problems in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
06 August 2014 at 13:19
There's no shortage of challenges in my garden at the moment. For a start, there's been no rain for weeks. Continue reading...
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Red spider mite

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
24 July 2014 at 09:08
They say that size isn’t everything, and that's certainly true of the glasshouse red spider mite. It's extremely small and phenomenally damaging. Continue reading...
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Watering priorities

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
10 July 2014 at 10:43
With so little rain, I'm having a near-constant battle with dryness as fruits and other crops desperately need water to swell to capacity. Continue reading...
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Yellow leaves and slow growth

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 June 2014 at 16:00
Yellowing leaves, or chlorosis, is very common this year. It's often combined with slow growth, and vegetable plants seem to be most affected. Continue reading...
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Tomato blight and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
11 June 2014 at 12:21
How can it have happened so early? That was my first thought when I read the panicky texts and emails from a fellow panellist on GQT. Continue reading...
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A new polytunnel

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
28 May 2014 at 14:00
I've splashed out on a mini polytunnel. How it will last on my windswept hillside I don’t know, but it has solved my problem of lack of space – for now. Continue reading...
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