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June in the Lewis Cottage Garden

Some plant choices at this time of the year and some jobs for this busy month
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May in the Lewis Cottage Garden 

Some less spectacular plants that still play a crucial role in the Lewis Cottage garden.
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No End to Jobs in the Garden at Lewis Cottage

As the year draws to a close, most gardeners are taking a well earned rest. But in the Lewis Cottage garden life is busier than ever. From gathering leaves and moving pots to planting hedges and ordering seeds, there are no end of jobs to be done in December, says Richard Orton.
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October in the Lewis Cottage Garden

Work never stops at Lewis Cottage.
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As I Walked Out One Late Summer’s Morning  -  Lewis Cottage Garden in September 

While the days are getting shorter and the mood is more relaxed, there is still plenty to do.
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If At First You Don’t Succeed……..    August in the Lewis Cottage Garden

It’s the height of summer and the garden is running away with itself; armfuls of veg to be picked, hedges needing to be trimmed and lawns to be mowed. In his magnificent garden at Lewis Cottage, Richard Orton admits that he sometimes feels overwhelmed by it all. But the sheer bountifulness of it all easily pushes those feelings aside and allows him a little time to appreciate the little triumphs and successes of the year so far. 
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Volunteering at Crediton’s Community Allotment is Good for Wellbeing

Following a year and a half in lockdown keeping our hands clean, it seems that getting your hands dirty may be the key to boosting your health and mental wellbeing. That’s why an opportunity to arise in Crediton could provide a lifeline for local people, as Bracken Jelier discovered when she visited the Barnfield community allotment. 
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Celebrating Ten Years of Supporting the NGS at Lewis Cottage

Last month the owners of Lewis Cottage celebrated 10 years of opening their garden in support of the National Gardens Scheme, an organisation that has been encouraging the public to visit privately owned gardens since 1927. Here Richard Orton reports on how the scheme has not just made a huge contribution to health charities but has motivated him and his friend Michael Pell to continue developing their special garden.