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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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The benefit of freezing weather in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
08 February 2012 at 15:42
Fortunately the sudden freeze means I can now do jobs that were strictly off limits beforehand, when the ground was soggy and slippery. Continue reading...
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Chitting seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
25 January 2012 at 10:25
My newly tidied greenhouse is now playing host to the seed potatoes as they start the chitting process, despite the fact that I caught a mouse in there a week or two ago. Continue reading...
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