Out in the Garden

Out in the Garden

Balmy days, fiery autumn colours and sunshine extend this most extraordinary year and it is hard to believe that winter is upon us. Bright red berries of Hawthorn (Crataegus), Rose, Sorbus and Cotoneaster festoon hedgerows and gardens alike indicating, if old tales are to be believed, we are in for...

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O’ Tannenbaum…

O’ Tannenbaum…

There’s nothing quite like the distinctive scent of pine and the slightly irregular arrangement of branches that are among the hallmarks of a real fir tree. Nor does anything conjure up a traditional Christmas scene in quite the same way. But how did this evergreen tradition come about? Christmas trees...

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Natures Seasonal Surprises

Natures Seasonal Surprises

As autumn fades into winter there’s an obvious temptation to shirk the great outdoors and spend your leisure time inside cocooned in layers of clothing and enveloped by the cosy glow of a fireside – or at least the heat of the nearest radiator. If you do plan to turn...

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