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Sarah Shoesmith
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Garden designer with a passion for wildlife and conservation on a mission to grow crops beautifully.
Garden designer with a passion for wildlife and conservation on a mission to grow crops beautifully.

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Is Chelsea a Flower Show?
I may be about to commit  horticultural heresy. The exhibitors at Chelsea Flower Show have wowed us with blooms grown to perfection and colour combinations to die for. We have fallen in love all over again with lupins, and drooled over myriad pinks, roses a...
Is Chelsea a Flower Show?
Is Chelsea a Flower Show?
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Something Old and Something New for Bees
I've been a busy old blogger, and I'm feeling terribly ashamed that my blog has been forced to take a back seat while I run around willy-nilly, doing other stuff. I have missed being part of this wonderful community and I'm very happy to be back. There will...
Something Old and Something New for Bees
Something Old and Something New for Bees
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Why Grow Food?
It’s spring! I know this because every gardening book I have ever read declares that in the northern hemisphere, March is in spring. The view from my window doesn’t scream a surge in growth, nodding daffodils, gambolling lambs, and a surfeit of chocolate eg...
Why Grow Food?
Why Grow Food?
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Queen of the Seasons
February is the month for spending more time than is socially acceptable with my ever-expanding collection of seed packets. How I dream of releasing these little powerhouses of hope from their envelopes so that they can snuggle up in my propagator under a s...
Queen of the Seasons
Queen of the Seasons
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Gardening Jobs for January - Get Set of a Fruit Glut
Happy new year! January is the perfect month for appraising our gardens, making plans and compiling lists.  In my case this involves staring out of a window, tutting and saying, “Call yourself a gardener? Look at the state of it.”   There are high spots, lo...
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Roy Lancaster, Achocha, and The Cotswold Wildlife Park
Autumn brings out the forager in me. I love roaming along hedgerows in search of fruit;  it makes me feel like the heroine in a Thomas Hardy novel. I was a scavenging child. My favourite windfalls were almonds. I bashed the shells with a stone until they cr...
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No such thing as too many blackberries
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Achocha and cucamelon feast
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I had the pleasure of meeting Roy Lancaster on Saturday
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Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - An Annual Event
Every year I grow a handful of annuals to plug the gaps in my garden, and in September they strut their stuff as if there is no tomorrow. Which, in the event of an early autumn, is tragically the case.  Perhaps I should elevate annuals beyond gap-plugging, ...
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