Secrets to effective seed raising

Secrets to effective seed raising    There’s nothing more disheartening than pouring time and effort into planting a seed, enjoying the trill of watching it slowly poke it’s nose out of the [...]

Seasonal Gardening

What does it mean to be truly seasonal?   It means you literally only eat food that is ripe on the vine, in the ground or on the trees in that precise moment in time in your neck of the woods.  [...]

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 [...]

DIY insecticide recipes

Perfect for the environment conscious and thrifty gardener here are some simple recipes to assist making your patch pest-free. These are great combined with growing beneficial insect attracting [...]

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 [...]

Pumpkin Soup

This is (kind of) literally a secret family recipe.  To be honest, there’s nothing particularly special or secretive about it, apart from the fact that it’s cooked directly from a handwritten [...]