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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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Getting the better of slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
17 September 2013 at 14:29
Now is the time of year when many molluscs produce eggs. And these will hatch into the next generation of veggie-munching, fury-inducing pests. Continue reading...
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Vine weevil

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
07 August 2013 at 10:30
My last garden was free of vine weevil for eight blissful years. Prior to that, the evil weevils destroyed my poor plants’ roots. Continue reading...
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Raspberry beetle damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
24 July 2013 at 10:24
My raspberry crop is coming on nicely, thanks to the hot weather, a good drenching of water and the well-rotted manure applied earlier this year. Continue reading...
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Protecting plants from heat

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2013 at 11:58
I think it’s funny how we wait for ages for a bit of half-decent weather to come along, and then when it does, we seem to go into a mild (or not so mild) panic. Continue reading...
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Growing strawberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
26 June 2013 at 12:44
For the last few years, my strawberries have either suffered in the too-early-hot, dry weather, or have been demolished by slugs and snails... Continue reading...
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Lily beetles

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
14 June 2013 at 13:56
I spent a delightful day in Sway last weekend. It was their open gardens day, and I was met by a gaggle of gardeners who had all kinds of gardening questions. Continue reading...
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