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FIRST MAKE YOUR SCYTHE

First Make Your Scythe… There has been much comment recently in the press about maintaining old skills. Here is an article that I wrote for the Professional Gardeners’ Guild, some years ago. It outlines a few thoughts on the use

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William Cowpers Summerhouse

I have a day free of Jury Service, so I am researching the letters of William Cowper for a display in June this year. He describes his summer house, which you can still see in the garden of what is

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MORE ON THE ALLOTMENT

Having dug the allotment plot over, I have left it to dry out for a few days. The weather has been glorious this week and the sun has dried out the soil very well. A little too well in act,

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MY NEW ALLOTMENT

I have JUST started work on my new allotment. It is Denton, Northamptonshire, the village I lived in for many years when I was younger. I seem to have drawn the short straw and have a plot at the bottom

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