Gardening on the Moor with Anne Swithinbank – Autumn Colour
Oct05

Gardening on the Moor with Anne Swithinbank – Autumn Colour

Shuffling through crisp autumn leaves, raking them to reveal emerald green lawn and collecting the prettiest for a nature table are seasonal delights. Shuffling through crisp autumn leaves, raking them to reveal emerald green lawn and collecting the prettiest for a nature table are seasonal delights.  A good collection of trees and shrubs that turn brilliant bonfire colours ensures a good display and you can plant now. For...

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Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark.   Be safe, be seen!
Sep21

Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark. Be safe, be seen!

Now the nights are drawing in, thoughts are turning to how to keep your pet safe. For your dog or cat perhaps a reflective collar is an option. When walking your dog, a high visibility waistcoat, or reflective strips on your own coat to warn drivers that you are there is advisable. You can buy leads and collars that have lights on them. By having a reflective collar or an LED light on them if they should wander off, they are easier to...

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Gardening on the Moor with Anne Swithinbank: A wild Dartmoor garden
Sep17

Gardening on the Moor with Anne Swithinbank: A wild Dartmoor garden

Say ‘Princetown’ and most folk immediately think of the austere-looking prison built during the Napoleonic Wars. Yet the highest village in Dartmoor is also home to the National Park Visitor Centre housed in the old Duchy Hotel, a favourite haunt of Conan Doyle. Here, you can learn the history of Dartmoor, enjoy exhibitions housed in the old ballroom and visit a tranquil wild garden, the Dartmoor Conservation Garden, depicting the...

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