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I'm not used to this !

We were expecting a little snowfall overnight, down here on the South coast, but...

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2 Dec, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Barrington Court, nr. Ilminster, Somerset.

Somerset has a wealth of National Trust properties and gardens, one of which is Barrington...

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11 Sep, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Fresh Plum Cake Recipe

This is best eaten warm with ice cream, but it's just as tasty to have a piece cold...

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13 Aug, 2010
Shirley_tulip

The very first National Trust building

Today we visited the village of Alfriston, in East Sussex, described as the most...

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28 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

The humble Hoverfly

Today has been a very, very hot and humid day, felt like being in a sauna most of...

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26 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

C'mon let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball . . .

I nearly trod on this Stag Beetle this morning ... luckily he was moving very slowly...

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20 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

A walk around Nymans Gardens, this may take a while . . . . .

One of the first gardens bequeathed into the care of The National Trust in 1953 was...

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4 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

The closure of Leonardslee Gardens

This evening, Leonardslee Gardens, near Horsham, in West Sussex shuts to the public....

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30 Jun, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Highdown Gardens near Worthing.

Described as a unique & beautiful garden on downland countryside overlooking...

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26 May, 2010
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