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Author archives: David

Autumnal garden tips

Don’t you just love a crisp dry wintery day for pottering and putting your garden to bed in the November sunshine?  Our avid follows on Facebook were asked what they believe[...]

Giving the gift of life

I know I’m biased, but what better Christmas present for a loved one than a plant? And what better kind of plant to buy than a houseplant, bringing a taste of tropical summ[...]

Look to the future now…

Back in the summer, a friend of mine served me some delicious pink elderflower cordial. When I asked what she’d put in it, she replied “nothing - it’s from my red elder!” I cou[...]

What rot!

As leaves fall, remnants of Halloween pumpkins rot steadily by the roadsides and mushrooms burst forth under almost every tree, my thoughts turn to death and decay. It’s not a [...]

The voices of experience…

Well what a wonderful team we have here at Spalding. Every member of staff has a super story to tell, whether it be about a pesky squirrel stealing figs straight from Nancy’s tree [...]

The Final Push

      As November fast approaches, it feels like every season other than winter. Like a strange and surreal echo of spring, my latest batch of autumn cr[...]

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