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Cold topic

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
There are some things always guaranteed to bring about a heated discussion. At one end of the spectrum are religion, the education system and global warming. Continue reading...

Cleaning glazing

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Only a couple of weeks ago I was waxing lyrical about my very much loved greenhouse. As light levels get lower and days get shorter, I finally got around to starting the task of cleaning the glazing. Continue reading...

Hibernating snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
The temperatures are dropping and the hill opposite where I live is a magical mix of golden, yellow, orange and bronze, as all the trees, largely oak and beech, are showing their autumn colours. Continue reading...

Slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
This has been the year for slugs and snails and I've really lost my cool with them. I might try to be a live-and-let-live gardener but I'VE HAD ENOUGH!! Continue reading...

It's sloe gin time

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've just come back from the supermarket, clutching the normal array of necessities...and three large bottles of gin. No, I've not turned to the bottle; it's sloe gin time. Continue reading...

Heavenly horticultural fleece

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Thank heavens for fleece. I have yet to discover exactly what it is made from, and I suspect that it may not fit totally in to the 'environment friendly/recycled' preference that I have...but it is great stuff. Continue reading...

Cruising with Gardeners' World

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
We had a good time, but in the same breath I have to say it's great being back - Matt Biggs and I have just returned from hosting the Gardeners' World magazine Gardening Cruise with 128 fellow gardeners. Continue reading...
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Rampant rust

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This year rust hit my garlic so early that although there are a few respectably sized bulbs, most are half their usual size. Continue reading...

Open air bliss and bees

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
We're having our lunches outside. Bliss! Open air, sun on my back... and no table to wipe down nor carpet to vacuum afterwards. Continue reading...

Ant attack

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
It may not be 'nice', it may not be kind, and it certainly isn't my normal style... but I've taken to victimising ants! Continue reading...