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Finding flowers a new home

Finding flowers a new home

I’ve been promising myself Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) lessons for a few months and I finally got round to booking a course of six via Zoom. I’d watched a couple of videos by Junko on YouTube and decided to contact her. She is now back in Japan after living and ...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I’m cheating this year and sending you all my love and best wishes via this blog post. I’m afraid I didn’t get round to cards. But I received some stunning handmade ones as well as some others that are beautiful and adorning the shelves in our kitchen. The recent news ...
Borlotti and Squash Soup

Borlotti and Squash Soup

I’ve made it my mission to use up my home grown dried borlotti beans! They’re my favourite bean. They’re eye-catching. And they dry and store really well. I based this soup on a Diana Henry recipe but I only put in half the winter squash/pumpkin and used arborio rice instead ...
Freebies

Freebies

I tied up some herbs into little posies and put them out the front of the house today. I didn’t want to waste the bay leaves from the prunings of a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had one taker so far…a dog walker who was in a real strop with ...
Building a Dead Hedge

Building a Dead Hedge

This forgotten corner of the garden has been nagging away at me for ages. What should we do to make it deer proof? I was all set to plant some hedging…I had some sort of prickly saplings to go in and then I changed my mind. I remembered making a ...
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