Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pride and Predudice

Sometimes you are taken by surprise. Last spring I was sent a gift by the daughter of an old friend. Long ago she had been inspired by our garden and now she is working as a gardener in Devon. And, … Continue reading

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Household Advice from the Past

A kind friend lent me The Home Book – price one shilling (5 pence) and published by Reckitt and Sons Ltd.  It doesn’t have a date inside, but the illustration on the cover puts it in the 1930s. It calls … Continue reading

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Gardening is Good for You

On a bleak January day, when it’s too wet to get outside, my thoughts have turned to the benefits of gardening.   I chanced upon the website of Country Living Magasine, where they are advocating that “gardening should be available … Continue reading

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A Year in the Garden

I’ve not been very active on my blog recently.  Last year I was exceptionally busy – we had over 750 visitors to the garden.  But it’s an odd fact that prevarication always leads to more prevarication. As it’s the new … Continue reading

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