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There I was minding my own business pricking out the Brussels sprouts seedlings I should have planted out about three weeks ago, when my husband turns up with a turfcutter in the back of the car. “Special offer!” he calls out of the window. “Fifty quid for the weekend!” And thus began our Great (and [...]

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Psstt…. don’t tell anyone. But I scrumped an apple from the Duke of Devonshire’s orchard. Very nice it was too, and made all the nicer for the illicit pleasure of eating it while sitting on a bench in the rather woolly, endearingly scruffy and sublimely peaceful walled orchard just off the main vegetable garden at Chatsworth House, near [...]

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