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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Some spring flowers in my lawn in West Sussex: DON'T employ chemicals; let your lawn come to life.

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Sunday, 4 April 2021

Will we miss the mud?


Ode to Wellies

Wonderful worlds squelch beneath my soles.
Menacing, mucky, mud embraces me fast
and a bootless foot balances bravely in bracing winter air
before returning to booted safety.
Wellies welcome wet winters, splashing and murky, marvellous mud.

© Peter Lovett

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Weather augurs well for Sussex organic rice harvest in autumn

1 April 2021 

 In a sheltered valley in the Sussex Downs the rice planting is in full swing and thanks to the current warm conditions the prospect of a good harvest in late summer/ autumn is looking good. The harvest will be small, however and should you wish to obtain a 200g bag of wholemeal organic sussex basmati rice once available in September, please me know.

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