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Garden Party Games – Edwardian style

It was my birthday recently but unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite suitable for organising a garden party to celebrate. Nevertheless  with the weather warming up again I thought I would offer some tried and tested seasonal advice about using your … Continue reading

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James Carter conquers the world

Wherever you live in the world if you are a gardener ‘of a certain age’ then you’re bound to remember Carters Tested Seeds. They were one of the great horticultural institutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. But where are they … Continue reading

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Beer and Skittles … but mainly skittles

Games where you roll or throw something at some sort of target to make it fall over are documented since at least medieval times, maybe even in ancient Egypt.  Such games have only evolved marginally since then!   Whether its kegel, … Continue reading

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Snaths, nibs, chines & very sharp dengles…

No, its not an extract from a Frankie Howard or Kenneth Williams script [giving my age away there] but something to do with the traditional centrepiece of most English gardens: the lawn. Nowadays its a relatively easy job to cut … Continue reading

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