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City or Country? Alys Fowler meets Ruth Allen

Acclaimed gardening writer Alys Fowler tries to work out where she wants to live, in the city or the countryside, with the help of outdoor counsellor Dr Ruth Allen.

Acclaimed gardening writer, Alys Fowler, tries to work out where she wants to live, in the city or the countryside, with the help of outdoor counsellor, Dr. Ruth Allen. Alys grew up in deepest rural England, but for years has lived in Birmingham. She loves the city, and her small garden and allotment, but is starting to feel a pull to return to her roots. But should she? If she does, will the countryside offer her what she feels is missing from her life, a deeper connection with nature, or does the city provide all she needs?

Producer: Karen Gregor

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