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A review for Woodland Wild Flowers in Welsh Border Life Magazine

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A review for Woodland Wild Flowers in Welsh Border Life Magazine
Alan takes the reader through a whole year in the life of a woodland, focusing on different wild flowers, season by season, in woods throughout the country.
Each flower is photographed as they bloom from spring right through to winter, and there are fascinating background facts about each one

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Foxglove facts from new book Woodland Wild Flowers

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Foxglove facts from new book Woodland Wild Flowers
Facts about the foxglove. This information is from Woodland Wildflowers, Through the Seasons by Alan Waterman. The book will inspire you to take a closer look at the wild flowers that bloom in your local woodland. 

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Listen again: A String of Pearls on BBC Radio Cumbria

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Listen again: A String of Pearls on BBC Radio Cumbria

A String of Pearls - Landscape and Literature of the Lake District, reviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria.

A varied and interesting interview with Helen Millican hosting Margaret Wilson and Helen Shaw. They discuss the selection of poems and verse in this anthology, and the process of capturing the perfect photo to pair with the varied text. 

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It's time to change our perception of the Dandelion

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It's time to change our perception of the Dandelion

Dandelions are highly nutritious. Their long tap roots draw up minerals and other nutrients from deep in the soil. All parts of the plant are edible and medicinal. The leaves and roots are bitter, unless blanched as Parkinson describes, but the bitterness is part of their therapeutic value.

An extract from The Herbalist Bible, page 79, about the under-appreciated dandelion. 

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It's never too early to start learning about fishing

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It's never too early to start learning about fishing

Inspire a lifelong passion for fishing.

Gain a thorough understanding of the sport by reading this comprehensive and clear guide: Get Fishing, by Allan Sefton

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