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    The Wildflowers of Istria

    Whatever the habitat we were in, it was the diversity that was so exciting. With little human intervention, there was a balance that meant no single species dominated and every step revealed new species that gradually changed...

    20th May 2018Places to VisitRead More »
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    Istria – An Unspoilt Corner of Croatia

    We have just returned from a week revelling in the abundance of wild flowers, birds and butterflies of Istria. We try and do one of these holidays somewhere in Europe each year with the specialist wildlife travel company ...

    18th May 2018Places to Visit16 reading right nowRead More »
  • Seed Success

    On a recent visit to the Walled Nursery at Hawkhurst, I noticed that quite a few of the newly sown seeds were covered with coarse grit, rather than a layer of compost. I thought I would give this a try with cosmos seeds that ...

    11th May 2018In The Garden11 reading right nowRead More »
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    Perch Hill Perfection

    It is always a treat to go to one of Sarah Raven’s Open Days at Perch Hill, near Brightling in East Sussex. The spring opening happened to coincide with a beautiful, warm and sunny day, which added to the pleasure. Over the...

    9th May 2018Places to Visit13 reading right nowRead More »
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