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Lily Garden

Did you know that the lily symbolises the 30th wedding anniversary, meaning devotion? So if any of you gardeners are looking forward to celebrating your 30th wedding anniversar[...]

Lunch with Gareth

I hadn't been to Gareth's allotment before, it really is like no other! So many wild flowers with an abundance of buzzy wildlife busying themselves around it. Fabulous veg grow[...]

Hello Iris

  What a difference a fortnight can make! When I wrote about my hyacinths two weeks ago, they were a glimmer of indoor hope as I battened down the hatches for yet another d[...]

Beating blues with blue

As soon as I opened the front door I knew. A long-lost scent hit my nostrils, richly fragrant and unashamedly old-school floral. The hyacinths had opened. I smiled and shut the doo[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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