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The soil encompassing a plant will circulate as a slow-moving, granular vortex. This facilitates the even distribution of nutrients around the entirety of the root system. This movement is imperceptible to the human eye, however there are simple methods...

Getting eggs right can be surprisingly tricky. I believe the great French restaurateur Fernand Point used to judge the skills of potential apprentices by asking them to fry him an egg. This wa some great advice that we got today from USA FunnyFarmer @CharlieWhiskey...

As a result of largely Victorian philanthropy, most urban settlements have fairly extensive parks that harbour a surprising array of wildlife! A safari round the mature trees and shrubs will reveal a large number of (admittedly) small beasts, which with...

Cats may not waste much time imagining the future they would prefer and trying to shape it that way. But they are great opportunists, extremely adept at shaping the present how they prefer. There is perhaps a lesson there for us to emulate. Some years...

The problem with outsourcing to a private company, is not the outsourcing per se , but rather the ability and the knowledge of those doing the outsourcing. This is critical, because any company for hire will do only exactly what it has been told to do....

It has been absolutely shaming watching and listening to some of these so called Conservative politicians using such vapid and dishonest arguments to justify not spending such a relatively paltry amount of money on helping undoubtedly hungry children.......

Best winter adventures is to stay in your area. . Volunteer to clean litter. . Someone unable to garden, do it for them. . Broken fences/gates, do it for them. . Footpaths overwhelmed by bushes/trees/weeds, clear a route. . Etc. . Why travel so far, when...

Food for the lockdown Buckwheat groats. You should stock up on buckwheat groats. If you want to survive war, pandemic, brexit or end of the world you should always have plenty of buckwheat stocked up. That's what people cleaned shelves of in spring in...

Culbin is an eerie place at times, wandering through silent lichen-clad pine forest planted over the dunes, some of which are sizeable (the largest about 35m high), and in other places across beach-stones, now a forest floor. You have to keep your directional...

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