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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
A couple of years ago I finally took the plunge and planted an asparagus bed. Its a crop I'd never appreciated until a few years ago, but now I love it. Continue reading...
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Grey mould

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Autumn has definitely arrived in my hill-top garden. The lawn is soaked in dew each morning and suddenly many of my crops have given up the ghost. Continue reading...
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Pelargoniums

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
It hasn't been an easy growing year, with very hot, dry spells followed by regular downpours, but the pelargoniums have been in flower since spring and are still going strong. Continue reading...
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Tomato and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My garden has been so humid; if it wasn't raining then the air was positively dripping. So, I'm amazed at just how little blight I've seen on tomatoes or potatoes. Continue reading...
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