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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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Frost-proof pots

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
We're all meant to be making more environmentally friendly choices and buying products that will last, rather than break within a few months and need replacing. Continue reading...
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Cleaning the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
...the daffodils have been stirring (in tandem with the snowdrops!) and I have the urge to spring clean the greenhouse. Continue reading...
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Bulbs under attack

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
For a few years my bulbs have suffered attack from both rabbits and squirrels. Continue reading...
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Protecting daffodil shoots

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
When we moved into our house we planted daffodil bulbs by the sackful. The result each spring is phenomenal - our drive is flanked with gold. Continue reading...
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Hibernating insects

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
I felt like the man on the moon looking down on earth and witnessing a catastrophe. Continue reading...
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Hens in the vegetable patch

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Some months ago we took the plunge and bought some hens. The original, elderly hens we've had for years are lovely but they don’t lay eggs anymore. Continue reading...
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Frost and potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The weather over the last few weeks has been phenomenal, even in Hampshire, the so-called 'soft south'. Continue reading...
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