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Hot Wire

Hot Wire

Telling it like it is.

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When the shoestring's a bit short

When the shoestring's a bit short

A weekly piece full of tips and old fashioned wisdom (with an up-to-date twist) to help with the constant battle of financial survivial.

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Down to the ground

Down to the ground

Diana Noonan, award-winning author and passionate gardener shares her ideas and inspires us to make the most of our gardens.

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  • Inspirational Uncle Wang

    unclewangwIt hasn't been the easiest week in the garden, and I'm feeling weary. Actually, let me re-phrase that: it's been a downright difficult, utterly demanding week (in fact it's felt two) and I'm bone tired. And I've got an aching back.

  • Farming Diary for November

    November farming diaryThe combination of rising soil temperatures and rain in November is guaranteed to make pastures burst away. The first reaction by most folk is relief that at last there is plenty of feed for stock, as supply exceeds demand. Then there's panic at the concern over of how to control it before it all goes to seed and drops in feed value.


  • Cost Cuttings

    lilacwI planted a lilac bush this week, one which I grew myself from a cutting. I'm happy to say it brought back some wonderful memories of my old neighbour, Mr Craig. He was in his eighties when I first came to the village 25 years ago, and I would often hear his walking stick rapping on my front door (he always refused to come inside and preferred, instead, to chat on the deck, whatever the weather).