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September Tree of the Month – Maple or Acer

Monday, September 1, 2014 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Jude

I love maple trees, but actually identifying them is harder than you’d think… In fact, there’s only one maple that’s native to the British Isles – the Acer Campestre. Best used if you’d like a hedge, and it is quite tolerant of coastal conditions and cold, exposed sites. In spring, the emerging deeply [...]

Picking, Pickling and Preserving…

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 05:08 PM
posted by Elizabeth

It has clearly been a picking, pickling and preserving sort of weekend, with plenty of Woollies getting in touch to tell us how they’re making their harvests last right through into the Winter. Must be something in the air – I’m making Onion Marmalade as I type! I’ve made Sweet Onion [...]

Pansies To The People!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 07:08 AM
posted by Hannah

Time to start thinking about what’s going into the garden to brighten up the winters. If you want a dead cert, easy to grow, reliable flowering plant over the winter, you should definitely consider pansies – and, if you’d like a really good choice of colours, shapes and ‘faces’ have [...]

All Strung Up

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 08:08 PM
posted by Elizabeth

Luckily for me (smug, much?) I harvested my onions and garlic before the glorious South West decided to get overcast and rainy in time for the Bank Holiday Monday. If you’re down this way holidaying I can only apologise on behalf of my county… Still, at least it’s bracing, eh? [...]

Hedgerow Harvest Jam

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 11:08 AM
posted by Jude

One of the old hands on the allotments gave me this Hedgerow Jam recipe some time ago. It’s a fabulous combination made from wild fruits, and it has a lovely rich flavour, delicious on hot toast. Although it’s best made towards the end of the summer, I can’t help thinking that this might be the [...]