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Propagating Box Hedging

Over the last few months we’ve been rather busy laying a new drive at our home.  This has involved some fairly extensive ground clearance and to my husband’s great delight the hiring of a mini digger!!  We’re finally at the stage where we … Continue reading

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Hooray For Hanging Baskets!

For maximum wow factor in a confined space it’s hard to beat the trusty hanging basket.  This week, I’ve been busy preparing hanging baskets ready to house gorgeous pink Busy Lizzies (Impatiens), cascading pink, white and purple “Sweetie” Sweet Peas and succulent Tumbling Tom … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Delicious Prosciutto

Here on the farm, we rear our own organic pork.  As well as producing fabulous joints, chops and sausages, one of the things we enjoy most is curing our own prosciutto.  Curing is incredibly easy and you can do this at home with … 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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Upcycling Old Household Objects

Spring is in the air and it’s time for a spring clean!!  Over the winter I’ve been very tempted to give two items in my home a makeover and I’ve finally taken the plunge!!! This week I’ve taken an old … Continue reading

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Fabulous Home Grown Lavender and More Summer Bulbs!!!

I think for a complete sensory pleasure overload nothing beats a scented flower garden. I’ve always been passionate about English lavender, and in my previous cottage garden, I edged the pathway with Hidcote Lavender and deeply scented pink Alnwick Roses.  The combination of colour and scent was … Continue reading

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Planting Summer Bulbs and Delphiniums

It’s been wet and windy on the farm this morning, so perfect conditions for planting a selection of summer bulbs! With dibber in hand, I’ve braced the elements to plant 100 flower bulbs that will hopefully bloom between July and September. Planting Summer … Continue reading

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