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Short days and carols in the dark

Each year after the Wimpole Hall afternoon Christmas party a group of enthusiasts go on down to the basement chapel to sing carols, a cappella style. One of the best things is that the event starts out in dusky light … Continue reading

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Kiss me over the garden gate – but only if you have a ladder!

I like to experiment with new plants each year and with a nickname like Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Persicaria orientalis sounded like an entertaining annual to try to grow from seed. It’s an old-fashioned cottage garden plant, growing to 4ft (~1.2m) apparently. I’d … Continue reading

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