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Do gardeners personify the ‘back to the future’ ethos?

One of the things I do to relax these days is annoy my kids with tales of “the good old days”. Many’s the time their eyes glaze over as they indulge what is affectionately called one of “Dad’s rants”.

The subject can be as varied as history, politics, music, or indeed anything that casts my mind back. However one particular recent rant was one about the “back to the future” in regard to gardening. Continue reading Do gardeners personify the ‘back to the future’ ethos?

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Study finds gardeners enjoy better health

Does gardening improve health? New study confirms gardeners opinion.

A key theme of posts on our Facebook Page this week has been the link between gardening and good health. The theme began with the release of a report from the UK’s Gardener’s World magazine on the benefits — both mental and physical — of getting outdoors in the garden. While heavily UK-centric, it would appear that the findings of the study of 1500 adults living in the UK would apply to countries around the world. Continue reading Study finds gardeners enjoy better health