London (change)
Today 9°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 14°C / 12°C

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...
16 comments

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...
25 comments

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...
3 comments

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...
15 comments

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...
10 comments

Horse chestnut trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I've always loved horse chestnut trees and fondly remember a specimen near the house where I grew up... Continue reading...
3 comments

Growing broccoli

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
It has always infuriated me that I've never been able to grow a halfway decent crop of either of the two brassicas I do like: broccoli and cauliflower Continue reading...
27 comments

Planting garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Although I've stored a lot of garlic in plaits and loose in trays, to see me through the coming months, I've already started planting bulbs for the 2010 crop... Continue reading...
34 comments

Rust fungus on grass

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've just come back from a pear-harvesting foray, and as I stomped through the scruffy grass in the field I looked ahead and saw numerous patches of miserable, yellow grass. Continue reading...
9 comments

Damson trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This year, for the first time, our damson tree has cropped. This seems to have been the best year for growing stone fruit in ages - the crop is enormous. Continue reading...
28 comments