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Catch up on the latest blogs

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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.
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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...
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Magpies
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look.

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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'.
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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.
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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?