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The dirt on garden therapy…

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Do you find yourself having to explain to friends, relatives and spouses the benefits of gardening? Read on to get the real dirt on gardening and all the health benefits!

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Bags of Style

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"She who dies with the most shoes, wins". I once saw those words written on the wall of a shoe shop (where else). I think they only got it half right. It should have said: "She who dies with the most shoes and handbags, wins." I'm no Imelda Marcos but it's true to say that I have a fair collection of footwear.

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The Elephant in the Room

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Pachyderms have taken over my home. There's an elephant in my garden. Two at my front door, two in my bedroom and there's one looking at me as I sit in my office writing this blog. I don't live in the wilds of Africa. Nor have I run away with a circus. And no, the pachyderms are not of the "pink" variety. The elephant carefully placed in each room of my home is there to bring me luck and a host of other good things you can't have too much of!

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The Magic of Fairy Gardens

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As a child I was fascinated by the stories of Enid Blyton, especially the ones involving bad tempered pixies and mischievous fairies. I wished with all my heart that there a Magic Faraway Tree growing in our garden, complete with a family of fairy folk living in its gnarled boughs. The closest we got to a Faraway Tree was a massive pine that was about 50 feet high at least, and took up virtually the entire front lawn (a mean feat when you consider that our block was a quarter of an acre and the house was small). Anything could have been hiding in it, or under it, so why not a fairy or three?

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