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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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Seed germination

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
26 June 2012 at 14:55
[...] this year, many of us have been disappointed with the performance of our seeds. I’m sure the quality is just as good as usual, but many have failed to germinate, often despite repeated sowing. Continue reading...
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Wet weather on the veg plot

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
12 June 2012 at 15:19
Like so many other gardeners right now I’m despairing, so I think I'll have a good moan and see if it helps. Continue reading...
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Adopting hens

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
30 May 2012 at 15:27
Last week, we received an email offering us some birds, and on Saturday my son and I went off to collect eight hens [...] Continue reading...
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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
16 May 2012 at 15:16
Our latest home-grown spears are all kinked, due to slugs. But I know they’ll taste far, far better than bought asparagus [...] Continue reading...
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