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A Shady Tale

October is in full swing, and while we may still mourn for those long warm summer evenings, autumn’s colour palette offers us a great consolation. From the deep reds to the rich oranges, the colours have never looked so good. 515 more words

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The apple season has been unusually protracted this year, starting as it did in late July/early August with the shiny red Katy apples and now in full flow with the main crops ready to be harvested for storage: Bramleys and an unidentified, but delicious Cox hybrid in my case. 1,214 more words

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Time Moves Forward

It happened! September 22nd, the autumn equinox came and went. Summer packed his bags and moved out, leaving the calendar to make room for it’s new tenant: autumn! 279 more words

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News From The Plot

As anyone who has ever dabbled in some gardening will know, growing things is nothing if not unpredictable. A crop that was prolific last year may struggle to get off the ground this year round and something that you’ve always struggled to grow might leave you with a plentiful bounty to share with friends, family and pretty much anyone you encounter on the street! 542 more words

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Beetroot-tastic!

These are competitive times my friends. The autumn harvest is arriving in our kitchen thick and fast, and Soph’s cooking skills are putting me to shame. 67 more words

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It's that time again...

Yes, it’s official, autumn has arrived with a vengeance here in sunny (or not-so-sunny at the moment) Sussex. The children have gone back to school, the nights are drawing in and there’s definitely a nip in the air. 843 more words

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A Changing Season

I know you don’t want to hear this, but in meteorological terms, autumn began on the 1st September. Three days in, I’ve decided my loyalty actually lies with the astronomical calendar. 191 more words

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