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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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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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