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Cuckoo

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
I'm still recovering from a recent night spent under canvas, which was particularly notable for a visit from our local cuckoo. Continue reading...
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Cats and catmint

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've grown numerous nepetas in gardens with cats and not had such horrific results... Continue reading...
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Gardeners World Live 2009

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
There is so much to see and do. I've been talking about growing vegetables on the 'Taste of Greenacre' stage-cum-garden, about everything from slug control to spacing sweetcorn plants... Continue reading...
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Protecting crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I spent most of last week running around the vegetable patch trying to protect my crops from the scorching sun. Continue reading...
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Growing root vegetables

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips don't like my garden. I can understand why: the soil is full of rocks, which can lead to the formation of forked roots. Continue reading...
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Gardening with children

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Recently I've been volunteering at my children's school, helping to teach youngsters how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Continue reading...
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Wind-damaged garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The wind lately has been something else! I can't remember the last time we had such extraordinarily strong winds hit the garden. Continue reading...
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Strawberry flowers

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Last year I ripped out an old strawberry bed as the plants had gone past their best. As if by magic, I was sent some new strawberry varieties. Continue reading...
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Staking fruit trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
As I walked around the fruit trees in our mini-orchard last week, I was horrified to discover that a few of them had grown too big for the ties I'd used when staking them. Continue reading...
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Flower show season

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
While the large flower shows are pretty mind-blowing it's the local flower shows that get me excited about growing plants and vegetables. Continue reading...
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