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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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Changing soil in greenhouse borders

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I must confess that I don't refresh the soil in my greenhouse as often as I should (or as often as I might be heard to advise if, say, I was asked the question on Gardeners' Question Time...) Continue reading...
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Moving magnolias

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
There is an 'ideal' way of doing most things, but we can't always garden 'by the book'. Sometimes it is nice to experiment, to try other methods. Continue reading...
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