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Recycling Christmas trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
28 December 2011 at 10:42
I love real Christmas trees - the look of them, the aroma of the needles [...] Continue reading...
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Wind

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
14 December 2011 at 11:43
It’s been very windy in many areas of the country and my hillside has felt like a wind tunnel. Continue reading...
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Collecting fallen leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
30 November 2011 at 22:01
This morning the sun was shining and I was tempted to go into the garden, rather than do any work. So I started a leaf mould stack. Continue reading...
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Pressing apples

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I've been given an apple press, and am juicing this year's bumper crop of fruit. The kids and I are pushing barrows of apples, from our mini orchard to the kitchen. Continue reading...
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Dealing with slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My slug visitor has thrown me into mollusc mania. I'm collecting slugs, snails and their eggs... Continue reading...
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Protecting plants from frost

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
We had our first frost the other night. The next morning we were out at 6am, clearing the car windscreen. Continue reading...
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Autumn heatwave

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
A disappointingly cold summer is often followed by predictions of a late heatwave. The predictions don't usually come true. Continue reading...
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Choosing plants for autumn colour

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I'm actually quite relieved now that autumn is here [...] a great time for garden visits and choosing new trees and shrubs. Continue reading...
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Slug eggs

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Forking over some soil at the weekend, it was plain to see that the local slugs were showing no signs of slowing down. I uncovered several large clumps of their eggs. Continue reading...
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Autumn-fruiting raspberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This is the first proper fruiting year from many of my raspberry canes, and I’m pleased they are cropping so heavily. Continue reading...
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