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VERY BERRY NOVEMBER

        The latest of all of autumn’s ornamental garden glories are the berries – now exposed in their stark beauty by the bare stems naked of leaves, eager birds will find their fuel amongst the hedgerow plants. We are all familiar with the red berries of the holly plant but there are many …

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WREATH OF THE SEASON – HALLOWEEN

With the month that’s in it, it’s time to make the annual Halloween wreath – Using rosemary, golden oregano, lavender, bay leaves and some home grown garlic.     Simply wire small bunches of hardy herbs, foliage and some garlic together, and then wire on to a 12’’ copper wreath base. Will come in handy …

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SUMMER INTO AUTUMN…

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” Sarah Helen Power Whitman   August rounds the corner into Autumn. Early summer flowers begin to turn to seed, and fruits are set and ripening on the bough. You can feel it in the mornings, the cooler dewy air …

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GO WITH THE SLOW

  The ‘Slow Movement’ began during the late eighties, when Carlo Petrini protested against the opening of a McDonalds restaurant in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome. It spawned a cultural movement and a revolution opposed to the view that faster is always better, and Carl Honore’s 2004 book, In Praise of Slowness, first explored how the …

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