the everglades

Six weeks after Irma destroyed so many villages in Florida, we visited Key Lagon, Everglade City and Chokoloskee.  When you drive past endless piles of rubble, I must say, your heart sinks.  However, this is closely followed by hope with a handmade sign that reads, 'after every storm there is a rainbow #welcomehome'

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north yorkshire

The first of our holidays this year was a trip to North Yorkshire.  I have visited family in the area many times in the past, especially as a child, so it was great to be back drinking more cups of tea than ever, catching up and exploring a little further afield than usual

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strawberry aftercare

Is your strawberry crop coming to an end?  Are you feeling smug about your harvest?

Unfortunately it doesn't end there.  You need to undertake a little strawberry aftercare if you want the same success year after year

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potatoes and gro-sacks go together like peas in a pod

If I was asked to recommend one thing for anyone to grow, whether you are just starting out or an experienced allotmenteer, it would be potatoes....the number one vegetable crop in the world and....the resistant starch, found in cooked and cooled potatoes, is considered a superfood for your gut, what more could you want?

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there is no space too small

Welcome to my new blog, 'GROW', where I will be providing you with 'grow your own' advice, giving you an insight into to our local producers and walking you through some special recipes from the garden....we don't want all of that produce to go to waste

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