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Home Ground episode 3 2022

Home Ground episode 3 2022

Home Ground episode 3 2022: Jo Scott travels across the country to hear about an ambitious new project which aims to tackle poverty and isolation in rural villages, while Conor investigates the growing problem of wildfires and their impact on wildlife. Deep in County Tyrone’s Sperrin Mountains, Jo catches a glimpse of a spectacular night sky at the country’s only

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Home Ground episode 2 2022

Home Ground episode 2 2022

Home Ground episode 2 2022: Jo Scott meets an inspirational farmer who proves that disability is no barrier to a career in farming, while Gavin Andrews visits the Mourne Mountains, where the ancient Irish spirit poitín is undergoing a revival. Conor travels to one of our few pockets of ancient woodland left in Northern Ireland, located in County Londonderry’s Faughan

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Home Ground episode 1 2022

Home Ground episode 1 2022

Home Ground episode 1 2022: Gavin Andrews meets Northern Ireland’s only full-time gamekeeper in the Glens of Antrim, and samples a unique ice-cream made from the country’s only known breed of dairy shorthorn cattle. Jo Scott is in County Armagh helping with restoration work on Northern Ireland’s oldest canal, and Conor McKinney visits the peatlands of Cuilcagh Mountain to see

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Countryfile - At the Seaside

Countryfile – At the Seaside

Countryfile – At the Seaside: Sean Fletcher visits Whitby. Isolated between the North York Moors National Park and the sombre North Sea, it’s not a place you stumble upon; it’s a destination. This North Yorkshire seaside town has been attracting people with its architectural, geological and literary charms for generations.     This May marks the 125th year since the

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 10

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 10

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 10: Marcus, ever the innovative farmer, is exploring ways to diversify his landscape with regional staples from Sussex, and he sets his sights on the enchanting nut trees. Venturing just a tad over the border into the scenic terrains of Kent, Marcus stumbles upon the cobnut, a cultivated variant of the hazelnut.

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 9

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 9

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 9: Marcus has embarked on an ambitious journey to transform his kitchen garden into a thriving year-round venture. During a recent enlightening trip to Hampshire, he unearthed the secrets of effective growth, the heart of which lies in rich compost. Inspired, he began creating his very own compost mixture at his smallholding,

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 8

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 8

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 8: In the scenic landscapes of his hometown, Marcus felt a yearning for the comforting taste of his favourite meat: lamb. Inspired by this passion, he decided to embark on a journey to bring in some sheep for this very purpose. It was during a memorable trip to his native Lancashire that

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 7

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 7

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 7: Marcus has always harboured a passion for the intricacies of horticulture, especially when it comes to cultivating orchards. He has recently embarked on a journey to devise the perfect plan to nurture the ultimate eating apple, one that would be the star ingredient for his cherished dessert – the timeless tarte

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 6

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 6

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 6: Marcus has always held a vision of expanding the herb section of his smallholding. Seeking inspiration and insight, he embarks on a journey to Gloucestershire, home to the UK’s most extensive herb collection. Even with his vast knowledge and experience, this trip proves that Marcus has more to explore and learn

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Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 5

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 5

Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden episode 5: Marcus is embarking on a new venture, and it’s all about ducks. While many might think it’s as simple as just bringing the ducks to a lake, Marcus understands that there’s more to it. Taking a trip to the picturesque landscapes of Devon, he uncovers the ideal breed tailored for his

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