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Now the snow has finally melted we have been able to start preparing the garden for the spring planting. The last of the cabbages stand victorious after all the cold weather. Rotovating will help the plants grow and last nights frost will kill some of the bugs that like living in the soil. Plans afoot for some delicious veg in the summer.

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Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.

Find Out More About Cragend

Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.