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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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Weeds and wildflowers

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
What's the difference between wildflowers and weeds? They're at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to acceptability in the garden, but are they really so different? Continue reading...
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Planting snowdrops

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Planting snowdrops in-the-green helps the bulbs absorb moisture quickly after they've been planted. This helps them to establish quickly and produce a great show of flowers. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
People are always banging on about summer salads, but it's the winter months when I crave fresh, green leaves. Continue reading...
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Growing your own cut flowers

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Growing your own cut flowers is pure luxury, but it's also a great way to save money. Continue reading...
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Buying fruit trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Home-grown fruit is something I find difficult to resist; fruit trees make great ornamental, as well as edible, plants. Continue reading...
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Growing early potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I remember sitting in gloomy horror as the full array of chemicals used on mass-produced potatoes was revealed. Continue reading...
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Geoffrey Smith

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
His description of freshly picked pears and how the juice dribbled down his chin is legendary, and better than most arguments for growing your own fruit! Continue reading...
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