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A Year in the Vegetable Garden

Although the vegetable garden is, for the most part, looking quite empty at the moment, I have recently made a start on the planting for next year by sowing my garlic. Garlic was actually the first crop that I planted … Continue reading

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Cragside, Northumberland

The half term holiday has passed by in its customary blur. We did, however, manage to escape to Northumberland with my parents for a few days at the start of the week in order to visit my grandparents. Blessed with … Continue reading

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A Vintage Garden

Whilst hunting for galvanised dolly tubs to plant my tulip bulbs in for next year, I came across Mabel & Rose, a gorgeous online shop dedicated to vintage garden accessories. I really love the idea of having some aged tools and … Continue reading

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Stuffed Marrows

Strictly speaking, I’m not sure that these are actually marrows. They’ve left their youthful courgette days behind them, but are not yet as unwieldy as the beasts that are still growing outside. Whatever they are (answers on a postcard as … Continue reading

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Sarah Raven’s Gardens

I’ve been desperate to visit Sarah Raven’s gardens at Perch Hill, East Sussex for ages now, particularly since I received a couple of her books as gifts last year, which are helping to inspire the planting in the cut flower … Continue reading

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Heart Home Magazine

Be still my beating heart… …the latest edition of Heart Home magazine is now out, which, if you read yesterday’s post, makes two brilliant online magazines in the same week. Joy! Heart Home are also celebrating their first birthday, and … Continue reading

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91 Magazine

I spent all day yesterday looking forward to getting my jobs done so that I could sit down and enjoy the latest edition of 91 magazine, which is celebrating its first birthday with this issue. Full of interiors, vintage and … Continue reading

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The Garlic Crop

Garlic has been one of the success stories from my vegetable garden this year. The numerous cloves were planted just after Christmas, and since early July I have been able to harvest over forty heads of garlic. A pretty good … Continue reading

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A Glut

I should have known better than to disregard advice from Joy Larkcom, the grande dame of vegetable gardening. In her book ‘Grow your own Vegetables’ she writes: “Courgettes are naturally prolific: well-grown plants can produce twenty courgettes, so three or … Continue reading

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David Austin Rose Gardens

Continuing with the garden theme from our trip to Staffordshire last week, we also paid a visit to the sumptuous David Austin Rose Gardens, a glorious two acres of gardens that are home to over 700 varieties of rose, including … Continue reading

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