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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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Making Christmas decorations

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
11 December 2013 at 16:00
One of my biggest bugbears is seeing tinsel and other paraphernalia appear in the shops alongside Halloween pumpkins. Continue reading...
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Prolonging crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
26 November 2013 at 15:05
The sudden drop, nay free fall, in temperature happened suddenly here... Continue reading...
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Autumn tidying in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
13 November 2013 at 10:09
Why is it that I hate tidying up my home or office, but gain deep satisfaction from the seasonal scoop-up in the garden? Continue reading...
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Autumn weeding

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
14 October 2013 at 12:32
Temperatures are beginning to drop, but there’s no doubt that the prolonged end to the summer has allowed everything to keep growing for longer than usual. Continue reading...
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Autumn harvests

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
02 October 2013 at 14:14
In my garden, it's been a vintage year for fruit, and many vegetables too, to the extent that I feel I need a new freezer to store my harvests. Continue reading...
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