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Bumper blackberry harvest
Apart from tasting delicious - particularly in a crumble - one of the main reasons I love blackberries so much is that they just keep on coming.
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Signs of autumn
Autumn does seem to have come a little early this year. I wonder if it’s because we had such a good start to summer, followed by a few weeks of rain.
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Dragonfly exuviae
The rattling whirr of dragonfly wings around a large pond is an awe-inspiring sound, especially in their hundreds.

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A good year for tomato crops
This summer has been all about tomatoes for me. I seem to have had more questions and heard more stories about this much loved crop than ever before.
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Growing salad leaves and culinary herbs
Growing your own salad leaves can certainly save you pounds when you consider how much those bags of mixed leaves cost, and they’ll be far fresher and crisper as well.
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Making plum vodka
For the last 10 years, my mum has made plum vodka for the Big Boxing Day Family Party, using plums from her Victoria plum tree.