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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 [...]

Evil Weevils

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 06:08 AM
posted by Lizzy

Have you seen one of these horrid little beetly things called vine weevil? Stood on one on the back door step with a satisfying “crack” yesterday evening. It’s not good news… It was a dull ridged looking thing with tiny little red spots on it – definitely an adult vine [...]

How to Make Herb Vinegar

Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 12:08 PM
posted by Hannah

On the theme of using up all those lovely herbs that seemed to enjoy the glorious summer weather, we thought a little bit of advice about how to make your own herb vinegar might be useful. Not that it’s difficult, but you do have to be a bit careful that [...]