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Oh I do like to TICK beside the seaside …

More August seaside fun! My post a few weeks ago about the origins of Floral Clocks proved popular so here’s a follow-up about their heyday in the inter-war years when they became tourist attractions and when seaside towns almost felt … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand, Sea…and Tomatoes

When I was writing last week’s post  I discovered a  film called  “The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”  and thought that would make a good starting point in keeping with August’s  traditional  media “silly season”.   More about this spoof B … Continue reading

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Love Apples and Wolf Peaches

No that’s not an instruction, but a couple of the old names for something you’ve probably got fresh and in tins in your kitchen. If you have a garden or allotment and enjoy growing your own food you probably have … Continue reading

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Charles McIntosh

Oh no I can almost hear you thinking – another post about a dull old man who happened to like gardening…. but don’t give up yet because Charles McIntosh or M’Intosh as he is often called is neither dull nor … Continue reading

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Watering

We easily forget how life-changing some gardening inventions can be.  In the past I’ve looked at the origins of the spade, the wheelbarrow and hosepipe and today’s post, inspired by the latest heat wave,  is in the same vein. So … Continue reading

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