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Environment

Gardening

Gardening Tips for March  -  Maximise Space by Growing Upwards 

Is your garden too small to accommodate all the plants you’d like to grow? The answer, says Andy Colqhoun, is to plant upwards.
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks 5 - Crediton to Shobrooke along the Devonshire Heartland Way

In his next blog about his favourite local walks, Tom Davies follows a 5 mile circular route, mainly on footpaths, from the Crediton Leisure Centre to Shobrooke and back again.
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks  - 4 Crediton to Hookway

Continuing the series about his favourite walks, Tom Davies takes us along a 3.3 mile route from Crediton station to Hookway and back again, with wonderful views to the east, south and west of Crediton. The walk takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Food & Farming

The Lettuce Growing Rollercoaster

Like many small businesses, Gourmet Leaves salad farm has had a tumultuous year. Thanks to Covid, they have had to change their business model five times and work flat out to keep their farm afloat. But somehow they have survived. Here Kate Monk looks back with pride on a year of extraordinary challenges and tentatively forward to their plans for 2021. 
Gardening

Selective Tidying in The Lewis Cottage Garden

If your garden is looking messy at this time of year, don’t worry. The garden at Lewis Cottage is also a bit of a mess and Richard Orton confesses he likes it that way. In his latest update Richard describes his own regime for tidying and pruning in winter and urges us to make up our own rules.
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks  -  3. From Shobrooke

In the third of his blogs describing his favourite walks, Tom Davies takes us along a 5 mile route from Shobrooke with splendid distant views of Crediton, Sandford, Cheriton Fitzpaine, the Raddon Hills and Shobrooke.
Out and About

Favourite Local Walks - 2.From Sandford

In the second of his blogs about his favourite walks, Tom Davies describes a 6 mile route from Sandford with panoramic views of the Creedy Valley and the Cheriton Fitzpaine area.
Community

Sandford Churchyard Wins Award For Welcoming Wildlife and People

St Swithun’s Church in Sandford has won an award for encouraging wildlife and people to enjoy its churchyard. It all started three years ago when the Church was given an extra piece of land and a team of volunteers got together to make the churchyard more environmentally friendly. They are delighted to be runners up in the Best Devon Churchyard Competition but, as team member Jean Hope explains, the rewards go way beyond winning a prize.