June, 2016

Herby baked feta

Herby baked feta

One of the first things I did in the garden last year, when we were still waiting for the hard landscaping to be finished, was to put some large, colourful planters into the front garden. To begin with they were planted with sweet peppers (actually cool chillies), but in the autumn I replanted them with […]

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  26th June 2016   No comments
Product reviews: The most important meal of the day

Product reviews: The most important meal of the day

The current trend in mainstream media is to portray gardening as ‘easy’ – apparently we like quick, we like easy, we like low maintenance. It’s instant gratification gardening, but as we gardeners know gardening is often hard work! Which is why we like to be refuelled a lot with tea and cake, but gardeners can’t […]

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  16th June 2016   No comments
Homegrown strawberry jam

Homegrown strawberry jam

I’ve got a lot of new strawberry plants in my garden this year. They’re not all planted out in their final homes, so it won’t be a bumper crop, but there should be some ripe fruits for me to harvest soon enough. I’ve got several different sorts, from the tiny red and white alpine and […]

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  10th June 2016   No comments
Happy ‘Hippy Chick’ Food

Happy ‘Hippy Chick’ Food

Yesterday I was present for the ribbon cutting at Prospect Community Woodland. My dad is a Malvern town councillor, and this particular project falls within his Ward. A community group is clearing and replanting and generally opening up to the public what was previously a derelict site – complete with anti-social and illegal behaviour. From […]

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  6th June 2016   2 comments

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