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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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Greenhouse temperatures

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
The temperature in my greenhouse is fluctuating wildly. It rockets during the day, when the weather is sunny, then plunges at night. The contrast is far more marked than last year. Continue reading...
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Algae in the garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Algae is harmless, but it's beginning to depress me. Its seemingly unstoppable spread is caused by the super-soggy weather we've had over the last few months. Continue reading...
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Leggy seedlings

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
... I'm fighting long, leggy seedlings, which have become etiolated as a result of the low light levels... Continue reading...
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Signs of spring

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
Usually, after spending an hour or so in the garden at this time of year, I get a clear sense of how all the plants are doing. This time, though, there were conflicting signals. Continue reading...
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Harlequin ladybirds

By Pippa Greenwood in Wildlife
[...] this year, while tidying the house I noticed large numbers of dead ladybirds on the window sills. Continue reading...
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Growing cress

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I love growing cress. The seed is ridiculously cheap, and incredibly quick to germinate. And, of course, growing cress is a great way of introducing children to the pleasures of gardening. Continue reading...
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