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Make Your Own English Country Wine

A glass of home-made Country wine is a tradition of old English hospitality that stretches back centuries. Forget grapes! Despite being universally accepted as the most reliable fruit for winemaking, grapes do not fare well in England. Therefore the juices … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Progress

Since her arrival back in March, Poppy has more or less settled in. Her favourite hunting ground is Park Wood, although there are lots of interesting dogs to be found in Jubilee Park too! She has also taken a fancy … Continue reading

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Summer Sun For The Winter

The Preserve of Preserves With the end of summer and the beginnings of a rapid slide into winter I thought I’d celebrate with a glass of wine! Except that the wine itself is not yet ready! It is a ‘work … Continue reading

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A Summer Of Welcome (mostly) Visitors

With the Summer now well on its way out here are a few images from the past season in the garden. What with the bad start with so much rain, it hasn’t been as good a year as it promised … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name . . .

Rose Garden With the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing at the moment Alice and I have spent the best part of today edging and trimming lawns in anticipation of a good barbeque summer. I thought a nice quiet moment with … Continue reading

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Rationing Made Tasty!

The Rise of the Humble Vegetable. The constraints of war-time rationing are difficult to comprehend in this day and age where food of all types are freely available, in some of the major stores for twenty-four hours a day! It was … Continue reading

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Garden Diary, May 16th

The garden is flourishing with the fine weather we have had these past few weeks. The early potatoes a pushing through strongly (below) If this warm weather keeps up and with judicious watering I should be digging new potatoes in about eight weeks … Continue reading

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