Reasons for Gardening

Whether you grow food in a few pots on a balcony, you have a rooftop garden oasis, a pretty flower garden in a riot of colours, a full-scale garden with fruit orchards plus all the green bells [...]

Flower Power 

The symbolism of flowers and their meanings has sadly become lost in time. A recent read of The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart (a beautiful novel we recommend) has reignited the spark of wanting to [...]

Rosemary Focaccia

Ingredients 400g plain flour 2 teaspoons (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 250mls lukewarm water Olive oil 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon rock salt, crushed Method Place plain [...]

Backyard Chickens

Backyard chickens truly are a gardener’s best friend. Not only do they deploy a fabulously dedicated daily pest-destroying army, they are ultimate waste managers happily recycling your table [...]

Easy Pear Tart

INGREDIENTS 1 sheet puff pastry 3 pears (finely sliced lengthwise) 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp brown sugar   Vanilla ice cream to serve!   METHOD Preheat oven to [...]

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