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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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Leaf scorch

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
Even though we've not had a great summer so far in Hampshire, the leaves of many of my garden plants are suffering from scorch. Continue reading...
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Cherries, plums and gages

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Our plum and gage trees are laden with fruit - so much so that the heavy crops are bending branches. Continue reading...
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Aphids

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
In my garden it's business as usual: lily beetles have been feasting on my lilies, while scale insects appear to have increased in number... But where are the aphids? Continue reading...
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Harvesting soft fruit

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Today I ventured into the currant bushes with my harvesting bowls. I soon realized that one of the blackbirds was sitting, watching me at work. Continue reading...
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Weeds

By Pippa Greenwood in Plants
The downpours we've had in Hampshire over the last few days have made a serious difference to the plants [...] Sadly, the weeds have flourished too. Continue reading...
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Waiting for rain

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
I know that gardeners in other areas of the country have been blessed with proper, sustained downpours, but no such luck here. Continue reading...
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Growing dwarf French beans

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I adore these juicy, tender beans and would much rather tuck in to a home-grown crop than imported varieties, shipped all the way from Egypt or Kenya. Continue reading...
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A gardeners' visit to Madeira

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Madeira is one of my very favourite garden destinations. I love seeing what we would regard as houseplants growing with weed-like vigour on the roadside, or trimmed to form a hedge... Continue reading...
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Dealing with aphids

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The outcome of the prolonged cold remains to be seen, yet I'm convinced that the aphids starting breeding earlier than ever this year. Continue reading...
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