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Growing garlic and onions

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
With the soil drier, I have finally managed to plant the last of my garlic and onion sets. Continue reading...
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Sowing seeds for home-made ratatouille

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The sky is grey, my toes are turning rigid in my boots and the rain is hammering down, but my thoughts are turning to the Mediterranean, and summer holidays. Continue reading...
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Seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The first of the snowdrops are up, my daffodils are romping away - I can almost believe that spring will actually arrive. But it's the seed potatoes that are really firing me up. Continue reading...
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Greenhouse cleaning

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I've been spring cleaning. The greenhouse, of course, not the house. Somehow the lure of the compost and seed trays was much greater than that of the vacuum cleaner and duster. Continue reading...
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Snow and ice in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Yesterday at a Gardeners' Question Time recording it was amazing to hear that Eric's Cumbrian plot had only had 5cm of snow. Not so here in Hampshire. Continue reading...
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John Cushnie

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Even though listeners couldn't see that super-wicked grin of his, they could sense it. John delivered what I think of as 'visible radio'. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
The hedge outside is covered with birds in all shapes and sizes, munching away at the many and left-overs I've put out for them. Continue reading...
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Algae in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I've always been fascinated by algae. These simple organisms take so many forms... But right now they've gone too far... Continue reading...
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Growing peppers

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Peppers taste fantastic, they're good for you, easy to grow and look attractive, especially when laden with fruit... Continue reading...
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Garden trees: tornado damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
[...] the other day a tornado arrived (yes, a real tornado) and I sat in the bay window, gawping silently. It was like watching two minutes of a particularly scary Hollywood film. Continue reading...
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