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Cotehele's Christmas garland

Cotehele's Christmas garland

21 October 2014

The gardening team at Cotehele, a National Trust property in Cornwall, have again had a successful year growing and drying flowers for their annual Christmas garland.

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Make Christmas wishes even sweeter - buy sweet potatoes with Concern

Make Christmas wishes even sweeter - buy sweet potatoes with Concern

21 October 2014

As the festive season approaches, thousands of children around the world will be making wishes. Here at home, they’ll be hoping Santa brings them the latest must-have toys and gadgets. But elsewhere, they’ll be wishing for very different things – like clean water, enough food to eat, or the chance of a life-changing education.

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Discover a winter wonderland with the National Trust

Discover a winter wonderland with the National Trust

21 October 2014

One of the best things about winter is venturing outdoors on a crisp winter’s day to explore frosty landscapes and discover winter wildlife. From exotic colour to spectacular landscapes that seem to look their best with a sprinkle of seasonal frost, the National Trust cares for some great places worth exploring during the cold winter months.

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Feature Articles

Jobs for the month: November 2014

Jobs for the month: November 2014

2 October 2014

If you like to dig your soil each year to help incorporate organic matter or perhaps to help alleviate a serious weed problem, now is the time to start. This assumes that the soil is in a suitable condition – that is, not too wet or, as the winter progresses, frozen. However, the longer the weather has to work on the soil, the better.

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Videos

How to cook Squash / Pumpkin Soup

23 October 2014

You can use either pumpkin or squash and will need 150g (1 cup) Pearl Barley, 1800ml of Stock, 500g of Squash or Pumpkin, Nob of Butter.

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Blogs

It’s show time!

It’s show time!

26 September 2014

People’s motives for growing plants vary. For some it’s about economy, for others it’s purely for enjoyment or knowing where your produce comes from and what goes into it. And then there are those who ‘Grow to Show’.

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‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

12 February 2014

The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!

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Diary Dates

Forde Abbey Autumn Colours Week

Forde Abbey Autumn Colours Week

21 October 2014

Forde Abbey, the former Cistercian monastery near Chard in Somerset, is holding an Autumn Colours week from Saturday, October 25 to Sunday, November 2, 2014.

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