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Ash tree dieback

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
06 November 2012 at 16:36
The spread of chalara dieback of ash trees is such a tragedy. But I’m glad that this potentially devastating infection is finally being taken seriously. Continue reading...
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Halloween pumpkins

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
30 October 2012 at 10:29
Last weekend I had to do something I don’t like to do - I bought some pumpkins. I did my best to be discreet and not get spotted, but it all went horribly wrong. Continue reading...
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Planting spring bulbs

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
17 October 2012 at 17:07
The onset of autumn weather has been unusually late. But, undeterred, I’ve been indulging in something that tells me it must be autumn: planting bulbs. Continue reading...
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Autumn downpours

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 October 2012 at 09:46
I’m rarely one to look forward to a season being over, but from a gardening perspective at least, I’m happy to say farewell to summer 2012. Continue reading...
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Pests and diseases aplenty

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
19 September 2012 at 09:02
I had a wonderful time diagnosing plant problems. It was my idea of heaven – a long queue of people armed with bags containing all manner of sickly plants. Continue reading...
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Late-flourishing veg

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
05 September 2012 at 16:20
Sometimes I feel the weather is mocking me. After the worst growing season I’ve ever known, my veg crops are having a new lease of life. Continue reading...
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Ants

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
22 August 2012 at 16:10
For some people, ants are a problem simply because they are six-legged and present in large numbers. Continue reading...
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Dealing with red spider mite

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
08 August 2012 at 10:38
Red spider mite loves warm, dry environments, so is often to be found decimating greenhouse and house plants. Continue reading...
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Tackling weeds on the veg plot

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
25 July 2012 at 15:15
I have the biggest, most vigorous and most infuriating weeds ever. They appear in the blink of an eye and set seed as soon as I turn my back. Continue reading...
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Growing and storing onions and garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2012 at 12:15
The absence of good summer weather has meant that many of my onions are ‘bull-necked,’ or unusually wide at the neck end. Continue reading...
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