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Christmas wreath

Making a Christmas Wreath

After watching Kirstie’s Homemade Crafty Christmas the other night here is a post that I originally posted in 2012 I hope that it helps you to add some festive cheer to your front door.  Having a Christmas wreath adorn the front door is very christmassy and welcomes all of your seasonal visitors and it’s not […]

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December Garden Jobs

The anticipation of Christmas is beginning to rise as the advent calendar doors are opened and children get more and more excited, whereas the adults get a never ending list of jobs which need to be completed before the big day!  With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations the garden can be a […]

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September Garden Jobs

Misty mornings and dewy grass can mean only one thing – Autumn is on the way. Autumn is my favourite season of the year with its intense colours, nature’s free harvest of blackberries and sloes, the hope of an Indian summer, bonfire night and crunchy leaves all make this a dramatic season. The garden is […]

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Elderflower Champagne

I posted this recipe last year and although my Champagne was successful it tasted rather watery so I have amended the ingredients! Elderflowers can now be seen everywhere from towns to countryside so here is an easy recipe to make a fabulous summer drink out of them. You will need 10-12 Large Elderflowers (or several […]

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Preparing Hyacinth Bulbs for Indoor Flowering

Well what a busy last week of the school holidays that was!  Hardly  did anything all summer (mostly due to the awful weather!) then cram in  ice skating, blackberry picking, collecting hive of bees and all other  general family things and now the weather has at last become nice just  as they all go back […]

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