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Helen Cronin
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At the beginning of December our thoughts are turning towards Christmas, and the inevitable question Gift ideas for Gardeners Whilst the true meaning of the Season is not about buying presents for one another, it has become the tradition in our modern…
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There have been a number of questions raised recently online about caring for Dahlias in the Autumn and Winter. As you may have seen from my Instagram feed I have several varieties in my garden here at Dovewood. Whilst this in no way implies I am an…
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When you have  success in the Kitchen garden you are bound to end up with a glut of one or more crops. Pickles and Preserves are an ideal way to solve the problem of excess fruit and vegetables Here at Dovewood the fruit has done exceptionally well this…
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I came across a reference to this unusual pickle and thought it would be fun to try. As it uses whole fruit it makes an attractive bottled condiment which I think will go well with Cold meat or Cheese. Or be really adventurous and add one of the Spiced…
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This delightful clear Jelly goes well with Roast Pork. The colour of the Jelly depends on the type of Crab Apples you use. Our tree is  Malus domestica Laura and makes a burgundy colour Jelly. If you use the fruit of the Crab Apple Golden Hornet you will…
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The quintessential English Tea is surely Scones and Strawberry Jam, and if you are in the West Country it has to be with Clotted cream as well! See these Notes for  Setting point and bottling Pickles and Preserves Strawberry Jam Recipe Type: Pickles and…
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There are many Public and Private gardens open to visitors these days, which means there are plenty of opportunities to “Look and Learn” Recently I had the opportunity to visit the gardens at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, the home of HRH Prince Charles.…
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I find it hard to believe but it’s true, today marks the 200th day of the Garden Photo Challenge! Which means I am over half-way through the year. They say time flies when you are enjoying yourself, and that is certainly true of the way I have felt as I…
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Summer has turned to Autumn and soon the season will change to Winter, as sure as night follows day “Autumn: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!” Thank you, John Keats for my  most remembered line of poetry! And with the change of season in the…
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Want to know why you should take photographs of your own garden? Read all about it here
https://leavesfrommygarden.co.uk/ten-ideas-for-photographing-your-own-garden/
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