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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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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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