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‘Music has been a constant over the years, like a coloured thread woven into cloth’

June 23, 2022 No Comments

Sometimes I think about how my life would be if I had made it as a hugely famous musician.

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Gardening is glorious

June 21, 2022 No Comments

My Gran used to say that the best thing about gardening was the anticipation.

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Gardening is good

May 25, 2022 Comments Off on Gardening is good

It may sound a bit twee, but my garden is my sanctuary. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, overworked or overwrought, I open the back door, step outside and immediately feel better.

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Growing up North: Prepping and pruning the winter garden

March 13, 2021 Comments Off on Growing up North: Prepping and pruning the winter garden

Looking out at the garden at this time of year is hardly an inspiring sight. But under the frost and brown dead stems are green shoots and a glimmer of hope for warmer days.

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Growing up North: A Year in the Garden

December 8, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: A Year in the Garden

It’s been a funny old year.

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Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

Last year I noticed we had a frog in the front garden. I would often see it at night while I was watering and would say ‘hello’ as it sat looking up at me.

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Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

April 30, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

I don’t think I’ve ever been so grateful to have a garden. Since lockdown I’ve spent almost every day working outside.

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“What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on “What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

I’ll not lie, Christine Walkden is my favourite TV gardener.

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Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

In a new series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

May 6, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

Although I’m a forager through and through, two things have slowed my enthusiasm for rustling through the hedgerows of late.

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