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Seeds to Sow

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 06:09 AM
posted by Lizzy

It’s time to think ahead! If you want a garden filled with glamorous flowers that will give you pleasure for years and years, now’s the time to sow some seeds. You can wait to sow things in March or April, but if you really want to be sure of a [...]

Blackberry Ways

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 06:09 AM
posted by Elizabeth

Blackberries. But not the foraging sort, nope! No, we’re taking a look at cultivated blackberries. They are totally different; they’ve much more luscious fruit (like miniature bunches of grapes) and a more rounded flavour with fewer bits to get stuck in your teeth! Here are a few pointers to get you started! How much [...]

Super Fast Sloe Gin

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 07:09 AM
posted by Lizzy

If you love the rosy glow of sloe gin (outside and in!), it’s going to be a bumper harvest this year – and an early one too. I used to wait until after the first frosts to pick my annual haul, but I discovered that there was really no need. [...]

The Woolly Favourite 5 for Seed Storage

Sunday, September 7, 2014 @ 10:09 AM
posted by Hannah

To successfully store seeds – either bought ones or those you’ve collected yourself – you will need somewhere dry to keep them safe. Although we know people keep them in all kinds of containers (ice-cream tubs, biscuit tins, cardboard boxes and the like), there are some lovely purpose-built ones to [...]

The Big Village Seed Share

Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 07:09 AM
posted by Philly

It started with the lupins! We were admiring the colour variations of each other’s lupins around the village and decided we each needed to collect some seeds and share them around. And so it began… Collecting seeds to share is surprisingly easy to do, with the added benefits of being [...]