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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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Mealy cabbage aphid

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
02 May 2012 at 16:26
Conditions here have been so windy and wet that it amazes me how any pest can hold on firmly enough to be able to attack my plants. Continue reading...
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Hail damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
17 April 2012 at 12:37
We’ve just had two big bouts of hail and my poor old plants have taken a battering. Continue reading...
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Overwintering pests and diseases

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
03 April 2012 at 15:56
At this time of year, I am buzzing with excitement, watching buds that are bursting at the seams, full of energy and potential. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
21 March 2012 at 11:33
There’s nothing quite like home-grown lettuce to make a lunchtime sandwich into something special. Continue reading...
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Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
06 March 2012 at 13:58
Now that March is here, it’s a good time to grab the snail by the horns and start control measures. Continue reading...
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Caring for naturalised bulbs

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
21 February 2012 at 17:20
When we first moved here, years ago [...] I managed to plant sack after sack of bulbs, and I’ve added to them over the years, particularly on the bank flanking the drive. Continue reading...
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