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Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

I prefer Halloween to Christmas.

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Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Heavenly Hives at Manchester Cathedral

September 10, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Heavenly Hives at Manchester Cathedral

Since cultivating my bee garden, I’ve grown increasingly interested in the life cycle of bees. I’ve fancied doing a beekeeping course for ages so I was over the moon to be able to visit the hives at Manchester Cathedral.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

It’s been a weird summer over here at Fleedneedles Forage.

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Fleetneedles Forage: May Trees

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: May Trees

The month of May is always the blossom month to my mind, but as the apple, pear and cherry blooms begin to fall the hawthorn is just coming into its own.

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Fleetneedles Forage: The Roses of the North

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Roses of the North

Roses are an enduring icon of the North: red for Lancashire and white for Yorkshire.

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Fleetneedles Forage: how do you like them apples?

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: how do you like them apples?

Apples are taken for granted in our supermarket multi-choice world.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Deck the Halls

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Deck the Halls

It’s hard to believe it’s December and Christmas is upon us. It’s the time of year when fairy lights in various hues begin to adorn houses along our street, and Christmas trees appear overnight with neon twinkles and gaudy baubles.

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Fleetneedles Forage: The Magic of the Elder Tree

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Magic of the Elder Tree

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Waste Not, Want Not

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Waste Not, Want Not

Inexplicably, Autumn is already beckoning and there are brambles, plums, apples and a host of other fruits ripening aplenty.

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