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Anyone fancy starting a Campaign for Real Apples?

In 1831, the Horticultural Society of London believed there were as many as 1,500 varieties of apples, although it believed many of the older varieties of apples were ‘worn out.’ Loudon’s 1835 Encyclopaedia of Gardening lists hundreds of varieties of apples, with names as romantic as their origins. more...

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Writing the landscape of everyday life: lay narratives of the home garden

Writing the landscape of everyday life: lay narratives of the home garden

by Andrew Church, Mark Bhatti and Paul Stenner, University of Brighton

Britain is often portrayed as ‘a nation of gardeners’; indeed recent surveys indicate that in the summer months two-thirds of adults are regular gardeners, with women being more intensely involved than men.

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