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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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Garden birds and their predators

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
29 May 2013 at 11:00
As I write, the bush in front of the bay window is ‘on the move’ as house sparrows, hedge sparrows, various tits and chaffinches forage inside it. Continue reading...
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Impatiens downy mildew

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
15 May 2013 at 11:21
It’s always great fun making Gardeners’ Question Time programmes. Sometimes it comes with an added bonus when we get to do a feature special... Continue reading...
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Damping off disease

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
01 May 2013 at 10:51
Damping off disease is a nightmare during spring. As the exciting cycle of seed-sowing continues apace, this insidious disease is waiting in the wings. Continue reading...
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Spring jobs in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
23 April 2013 at 16:26
At last, the longer daylight hours and a bit of full-strength April sunshine has pushed some life into my garden. Continue reading...
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Holes in leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
20 March 2013 at 11:28
My garden is full of holes. All of a sudden many plants look like they are being attacked by mystery pests. Continue reading...
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Growing autumn-fruiting raspberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
06 March 2013 at 16:05
I’m a big fan of raspberries, which are the most reliable of all the soft fruit crops that I grow. Continue reading...
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