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Winter in lockdown

The first time we were in lockdown it was a rather wonderful novelty. The sun shone, we took on allotments, tended our gardens and enjoyed our unexpected freedom from work, apart from those who could work from home. We got our bikes out and had them serviced, or bought new ones. Of course, there were…

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The joy of gardening under lockdown

The re-opening of garden centres after a period of lockdown has been a huge relief for those of us who love gardening and find it immensely therapeutic. I’m sure that this period will have encouraged many of us to grow more of our own food. The queues at supermarkets have reminded us that we cannot…

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Coping with COVID

Did you know that there is a condition called nature-deficit-disorder? For many of us, both adults and children, there is insufficient experience of the natural world for us to enjoy both mental and physical health. Research has shown that a 10% increase of exposure to green space translates into an improvement in health equivalent to…

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