Graham Bell ~ Global Change Agent

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Beauty in Winter

Even in the heart of winter there is beauty to be found in the garden The fragile shells of the fruit of Physallis edulis – Cape Gooseberry…

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Winter pruning in the garden

With over a hundred trees in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities for winter pruning. Knowing how to prune trees and shrubs is an essential skill for any gardener. Pruning is the selective removal of parts of a plant, usually branches, but sometimes buds or roots. There are many […]

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Many hands…

.. make light work! As well as Annie and Karen helping out at Garden Cottage, we are really fortunate to have two strong, willing and capable young men helping out each weekend. Isaac and Musa, here ably assisted by Ben, have tackled some of the heavier jobs around the place, […]

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More Art in the Garden

Dave Watson, (http://www.foldyard.co.uk/) a local artist, and his wife Morag paid a visit to Garden Cottage and started by making studies from within the Red Shed. Graham and Morag will be visiting throughout the year so watch this space for artistic developments. Or better still, sign up to our newsletter […]

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Artist in Residence

We are delighted to introduce Sabina Sallis, Artist in Residence at Garden Cottage. Sabina, originally from Poland, is currently studying for her PhD at Newcastle University. Sabina will be a regular visitor to Garden Cottage over the coming months and we hope to be able to share her work with […]

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A welcome sight

I hope that I’m not speaking too soon, particularly as this is the frosty sight that met me as I travelled to Coldstream this morning ( temperature -4C!) ……. … but there are signs of life in the garden and it is wonderful to see the snowdrops. The frost meant […]

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It’s Burns Night

Not everyone understands this: Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Poet. Traditionally we eat Haggis and drink a wee bit of whisky and toast his memory. If you are really into it, it gets a bit more ritualistic than that. But I thought I’d just share with you a few of […]

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This week in the garden

If you are behind by the end of February you’ll likely be behind all year. So while much in the garden is still sleeping now is the time to get active and get sorted. So today in the Red Shed we finished the clearing. The deep beds have been cleared, […]

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The Value of Simple Work

I am indebted to the amazing Rowena Stone for this insight. Another building block in the Manifesto for Global Change: The basis of any economy is the everyday work of living, cooking, washing, sleeping, eating and growing food. When we are fully resourced we function at optimum level. It is […]

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We are a Worldwide Movement

I posted on facebook a request for help. 120 people answered pretty much straight away. These folks said ‘we’re just a couple of old fogies but we’re in’ So I asked what would you have to say about / to older people. And this is what they said. Brilliant work […]

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