Flint and Steel
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Flint and Steel

Green Fingers, Black Thumb, And What Are Surfaces For?

They’re prickly questions

Photo: Penny Grubb

It’s not a picture of wizened grapes covered in spiders, but it would be an easy mistake to make. It’s a cactus that has lived with us for several years and it seems happy enough, though like all the plants it looks a bit lacklustre at this time of year.

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Penny Grubb

Penny Grubb

An award-winning crime novelist & long-time amateur poultry keeper, who specialised in teaching methods, healthcare & software engineering as an academic.