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Tags archives: winter

Salad days

It might seem weird, writing about salads as we career headlong into the darkest days of the year. But trust me, there’s plenty to be munching on, if you know where to look and wha[...]

For the love of… frost?

I missed it. Dahlias frazzled and a thick layer of ice in the water butts were the only clues as I wrenched myself out of the house and hurried to the allotment into the watery lig[...]

Bring on the Spring!

I love a crisp cold winter’s morning as much as the next person. But there really is something uplifting about seeing the first signs of spring! The mighty winter aconites a[...]

Grow your own…mistletoe

Mistletoe is a strange and mysterious plant. Growing high off the ground with no roots and remaining stubbornly green throughout the whole winter, its white berries shine out a[...]

Christmas made easy.

We have looked at the trials and tribulations of the Poinsettia recently and all that is needed to keep one happy and most importantly alive! This blog looks at the easier opti[...]

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[...]

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