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No Mow May

Join legions of gardeners and say “no” to the mow this May to help our bees, butterflies, wildlife and us! Plantlife’s No Mow May campaign doesn’t ask you to do much. In fact, it asks you to not do anything…

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The conundrum of Verges

It seems pertinent to talk about verges this week.  It is certainly a policy area whereby you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t: in this context to cut or not to cut; that is the question.…

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No Mow May

I always like something that can be immediately actioned and with noticeable results – a ‘take home’ if you will.  My ‘take – home’ after our first virtual climate summit on Wednesday was ‘No Mow May’: this is a prime…

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Rubbish: In the Home

I start with a washing up brush – my mother, a woman for whom frugality was an art form, appeared many years ago to have been swept up with the wild consumerism of the 1990s with the purchase of a…

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Getting about: Rural style

I had an interesting / reasonable enquiry this week: apparently if you have a bus pass issued by Leicester City you also get half price rail fares.  Could Rutland do the same?  Unfortunately, the answer is a ‘no’.   This sounds…

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