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Gardening by the weather

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
12 May 2014 at 15:42
This year is already proving to be a classic reminder of how important it is to avoid gardening blindly by the calendar. Continue reading...
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Slug invasion

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
01 May 2014 at 09:14
I’ve been doing quite a bit of planting out and weeding, and have been horrified to see just how well the slugs are doing. Continue reading...
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Fruit trees in spring

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
16 April 2014 at 08:02
This time of year makes my heart sing. The days are longer and brighter, and filled with sounds that glorify my garden. Continue reading...
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Spring activity in the greenhouse

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
02 April 2014 at 13:00
There's a real buzz of activity in my greenhouse at the moment, all the more sweeter as it's taken so long to come. Continue reading...
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Planting daffodils late

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 March 2014 at 09:53
A few months ago I bought myself two sacks of daffodils. They were half price, being long past their theoretical planting date. Continue reading...
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Weeding in wet conditions

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
05 March 2014 at 15:00
Are other gardeners feeling like taking up ballet? I often have one leg out in the air as I attempt to reach weeds with my cultivator. Continue reading...
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Feeding birds in winter

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
19 February 2014 at 08:11
This week, given the recent bout of phenomenally bad weather, I'm putting out anything the birds might find appetising... Continue reading...
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Buying seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
05 February 2014 at 10:00
I’ve been shopping. Not for shoes, or scarves, or sweets. Far more exciting – I’ve been shopping for seed potatoes. Continue reading...
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Wet clay soil

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
22 January 2014 at 15:00
My soil is heavy clay and has a tendency to be sticky. It's currently very wet, so I can't weed or improve it with organic matter. Continue reading...
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The joy of January

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I’m definitely a long summer days, high light levels, sun-worshipping sort of person. However, there is one advantage to this time of year. Continue reading...
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