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Midland Red
Cherwell
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61 of 66  Thu 15th Sep 2016 8:57am  
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So they are! Thank you Cheers
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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62 of 66  Thu 15th Sep 2016 12:44pm  
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Don't tell me MR, you found that out for yourself. Now he tells us ! Lol Lol
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Kaga simpson
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63 of 66  Fri 16th Sep 2016 10:36am  
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During the early fifties, I was told a few people were going to make a garden in Coventry with a difference, I asked myself what difference so I visited. A field had a rabbit proof wire fence of about half acre square, already laid out in smaller plots, two of which had the turf removed to a corner of the plot, there were two small wooden sheds, only three people working. I entered and asked what type of garden were they planting plus other questions. An organic garden. I visited a few days later and more turf had been removed and they were planting fruit bushes, the first time I had heard the word organic linked to gardens. Up to the war there were no other kind, soot being the only thing not organic. I believe later they were joined by Henry Doubleday who introduced Russian 14 bocking comfrey as an alternative to manure. They thrived. A few then bought ground in Surrey and became the Chase Organic Garden. For the last forty years I have bought all my seed from them. Two years ago they changed their name to the Organic Gardening Catalogue. Yesterday their winter catalogue came through my post box. I really think they did a lot for Coventry in the gardening world.
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Midland Red
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64 of 66  Fri 16th Sep 2016 10:44am  
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Garden Organic in Wikipedia
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Heathite
Coventry
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65 of 66  Sat 8th Apr 2017 7:02pm  
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A gardening chart. Helpful or harmful side by side planting
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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66 of 66  Tue 18th Apr 2017 3:18pm  
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There's a growing sense of delight simply being in a garden Like a book of curiosity and pleasure The book should murmur with a voice of outdoor happiness And a garden brimming over with flowers Mark the days and weeks and months With buds, and blossom You just have to learn that every flower, every leaf is a letter And you will find yourself carried away in the beautiful story.
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