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Greenhouse temperatures

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
The temperature in my greenhouse is fluctuating wildly. It rockets during the day, when the weather is sunny, then plunges at night. The contrast is far more marked than last year. Continue reading...

Algae in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Algae is harmless, but it's beginning to depress me. Its seemingly unstoppable spread is caused by the super-soggy weather we've had over the last few months. Continue reading...

Leggy seedlings

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
... I'm fighting long, leggy seedlings, which have become etiolated as a result of the low light levels... Continue reading...

Signs of spring

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Usually, after spending an hour or so in the garden at this time of year, I get a clear sense of how all the plants are doing. This time, though, there were conflicting signals. Continue reading...

Harlequin ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
[...] this year, while tidying the house I noticed large numbers of dead ladybirds on the window sills. Continue reading...

Growing cress

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I love growing cress. The seed is ridiculously cheap, and incredibly quick to germinate. And, of course, growing cress is a great way of introducing children to the pleasures of gardening. Continue reading...

Growing cyclamen

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
This year there seems to be a lot of grey mould lurking about on cyclamen plants. Each time I make my purchases, I spend a good few minutes checking around the base of the leaves... Continue reading...

Feeding garden birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The soil here is rock solid [...] Now, I'd need to use an ice axe, rather than a fork if I wanted to plant anything. Continue reading...

Sowing seed indoors

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Once again it poured with rain at the weekend, so my heavy clay soil was too wet to be worked. Instead, I made for the greenhouse, to do a spot of cleaning. Continue reading...

Growing leeks

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Most of my favourite crops have performed extremely well, with good yields of delicious, fat vegetables. But, I have to admit, the leeks have been very disappointing. Continue reading...
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