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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…