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BLOW NEX LIFE INTO RASPBERRIES

Choose the right varieties and you can be picking raspberries from mid-June to the end of September and because they can be frozen or turned into delicious jams and preserves, you can enjoy the fruit virtually all year round. So what do they need to make them thrive?

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WELCOME
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YOU & YOUR PLOT
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ONTHE VEGPATCH
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INTHE GREENHOUSE
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QUESTION TIME
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TOPNOSH FOR NOVEMBER
As the nights draw in and winter looms, cheer yourself up with these delightful dishes. This month, Anna Pettigrew serves up bok choy, cauliflower and blackberries
LAST WORD
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GOOD LAWE
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TREEC FOR SMALL PLOTS
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A pond adds a whole different dimension to the garden and autumn is the time to maintain it to cause as little disturbance to the many creatures that live in it as possible
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ESSENTIAL AUTUMN REPAIRS
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