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Author archives: David

Robin Redbreast

  A robin is always such a welcome sight during the festive season. Not only do they add a splash of colour to the garden, they also bring song. I would like to sha[...]

Merry Christmas to one and all

Like many homes around the United Kingdom, Christmas, is an extremely special time of year in our house. I love it all… The cheesy songs, the festive jumpers, an old nut cracker yo[...]

Help for (garden) heroes

  Although it’s often said that dogs are man’s best friend, I suspect if we really thought about who our allies are in the animal world, creatures with six legs wou[...]

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 [...]

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