Reducing the use of peat in the gardens

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With plastic the latest target for those of us who want to preserve our environment, are we gardeners in fact missing a trick? Why aren’t we talking more about peat?  Over the last few years, we have seen a massive upsurge in interest from the … [Read more...]

Farewell swallows

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Farewell, sweet swallows! As I sit at my desk on a Saturday afternoon on the first day of October and watch a brief autumn squall fall across the rays of the sun, provoking the green leaves of the ash and exaggerating the white trunk of the birch … [Read more...]