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New Year revolutions

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The New Year is a good time to re-evaluate our gardens, whether they're the size of a small postage stamp, or a sprawling country estate. Continue reading...
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Feeding the birds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
Are we subjecting our beautiful birds to deficiencies and lower immunity to disease...? Continue reading...
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Insulating compost

By Pippa Greenwood in Allotments
The banana skins turn black very quickly, and the local badgers continue to rummage through the heap for potential snacks, but the compost isn't composting. Continue reading...
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Holly berries

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
A Christmas without holly berries is barely a Christmas at all. It's a bit like apple crumble without ice cream... Continue reading...
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Liquidambar 'Lane Roberts'

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
My partner found the corpse. Snapped at the base in recent winds, still, hauntingly dressed in its stunning foliage... Continue reading...
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Writing with daffodils

By Pippa Greenwood in Allotments
I have a deep passion for spring bulbs. They're not the poshest of flowers, but I couldn't bear to live without them - especially daffodils. Continue reading...
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Choosing vegetable varieties

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
When the weather gets grim, I like to peruse the vegetable seed catalogues, checking the availability of my favourite varieties and finding out what's new. Continue reading...
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Carnivorous plants

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I'm the proud owner of to two whopping great carnivorous plants. One was a present to my son from his granddad, the other is a rescue plant. Continue reading...
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Plants for winter colour

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
I really love potting up plants, especially in late-autumn and winter when any dash of colour is welcome in the garden. Continue reading...
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Leafcutter bees

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
I always get a real thrill when I find the telltale marks of the leafcutter bee on the leaves of my roses and wisteria. Continue reading...
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