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Fox Fatally Attacks The Hens

However, experienced you are at Hen Keeping, nothing is worse than losing one of your brood.  This morning our worst nightmare came true when Rosemary, my daughter’s Light Sussex hen (pictured at the top of the photo) was snatched from our … Continue reading

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Planting Hydrangeas And Sowing First Swift Potatoes

The most magnificent hydrangeas I’ve ever seen are in the gardens of Cornwall, where the climate and soil type are perfect for these beautiful flowers to thrive. Unfortunately,  I live at the foot of the South Downs where the soil isn’t conducive to … Continue reading

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Planting Hollyhocks, Sweet Peas and Peonies

The snowdrops I planted in October are just beginning to bloom and the purple crocuses will be flowering shortly.  With stirrings of Spring in the garden, my thoughts are now turning to summer planting. Hollyhocks This year I’ve planted two … Continue reading

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Valentine Heart-Shaped Wreath

To make a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped wreath you will need:- 1 heart-shaped oasis 50 dried or fresh rose heads in a colour of your choice ribbon to suspend the heart from Method Tie a ribbon around the centre of the wreath and … Continue reading

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Heart-Shaped Christmas Wreath

For something a little different this Christmas why not make a heart-shaped wreath.  I’ve used dried rose heads but you could substitute these for sprouts, dried fruit, holly and mistletoe or anything else you had readily available.  Materials 1 metal coat hanger                      1 old … Continue reading

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