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A beginner’s guide to keeping hens

Your own little flock of hens pecking in the garden is among the lovely homely images associated with country living. And what could be better than a freshly-laid egg for breakfast? There’s been a real renaissance in chicken keeping in

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Could a wood burner work for you?

As energy prices continue to soar and the property market remains competitive as ever, now is arguably be a good time to look at whether a wood burner could work for you. Not only can you rely on their heat

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Getting started in the garden

A new home means a new garden too – and many people are now using part of their land to grow some food. It needn’t take too much time or effort…. Derek Ivens of northumberlandgardendesign.com looks at the first steps

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