Tag Archives: Monte Amiata

6 August 2018

Being summoned to a hospital to find your husband laid out flat on a stretcher under a blood-flecked sheet, his neck in a brace and one side of his face swathed in bandages, is a bit of a shocker. It … Continue reading

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5 July 2015

I’m in love with my ladybirds: helpful, valiant creatures. My French (green) beans were black with aphids, and alive with their evil minders – ants. I went up to the orto one evening and sprayed the plants with pyrethrum; the … Continue reading

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