The Scythe – A tool for our times.

Nicole Clough explains why learning this traditional skill has many benefits - ahead of our Scything class in May. A scything renaissance is underway! With many of us seeking greener, cleaner solutions, this tool is drawing a lot of attention and is making a strong comeback in the UK. As a teacher of scything, I have somewhat of a reputation for raving about its merits, but not without justification. It’s a privilege…

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From the Archive: Crocuses for the Victorian garden

This is an exciting time of year in a garden. Even when things still seem dead, we only need to look beneath the surface layer of old leaves to find that life continues; roots are still vigorous, shoots are seeking the light and flower buds are already forming. So much is still there and just biding its time! Sometimes it seems that the Archive is like that garden, apparently dormant but ready…

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