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In a vase on Monday – Botanically Brewed

I realised recently that the kitchen window sill is filling up with drinks bottles that I have saved to use as vases, because I like the shape/decoration/texture of them. First off there are the Orangina bottles that I brought back … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Growing pink pipe cleaners

See Cotehele’s Christmas garland

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Wordless Wednesday – Into the deep blue yonder

*’Handfuls of sky sprinkled though the garden’ – Aptly described by Tom Stuart-Smith in his Guardian column

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In a Vase on Monday: Hedging my bets

It is large-scale, mechanical hedge-cutting season here in the Fens. The rule of thumb is to get it all done before the end of February, before the birds start nesting in earnest. Most of the time the results have the … Continue reading

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A riot of colour on the Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey is a well known destination for galanthophiles in East Anglia and its extensive, landscaped displays of over 300 varieties of snowdrops are well worth a visit in February. This year though, due to the usually warm winter weather, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Tree of Life

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Wordless Wednesday – Aphid Control and a Loveliness of Ladybirds

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Wordless Wednesday: Need sunshine in December? Grow crab apples.

This vitamin C rich recipe made with rosehips sounds like a wonderful variant on the usual jelly: Rosehip and crab apple jelly

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The East Pit and the rare Moon Carrot

That sounds like a title of a children’s book, but a couple of weeks ago I went on an evening walk lead by members of the Wildlife Trust in an old chalk quarry in Cambridge and discovered a whole load … Continue reading

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Vertical Gardening!

I’ve been out and about with my son during the last couple of weeks attending university open days. Friday’s challenge was to get to Birmingham from Cambridge in time for the relevant subject talks. Getting anywhere from Cambridge is always … Continue reading

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