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Catch up on the latest blogs

Ivy in the garden
Ivy can be such an attractive climber, cladding walls, fences and supports, but it doesn’t know when to stop growing.
Feeding garden birds
I’m writing this post from my mother’s living room. I’m sitting on her ‘reading chair’ looking out to her new bird feeding station...
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look.

Harvesting apples
I spent a day last week harvesting apples – the cooker ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, something similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and 'Egremont Russet'.
The bramley apple
Ask anyone to name an apple, and chances are they'll come up with either Cox’s Orange Pippin or The Bramley - probably our most popular varieties.
Cooking green tomatoes
I know many gardeners who use green tomatoes to make chutney, and others who throw them on the compost heap. But why don’t more of us eat them?