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Fragrant delight – elderflower cordial

This year I finally got around to making Elderflower Cordial. I realised I didn't have to go very far as we have a black variety in the border which would make a gorgeous pink drink. It was fun to make - if a little sticky! ...
perennial cauli stalks

The edible garden – cauliflower and millet soup

The perennial nine star cauliflower yielded what I think will be its last florets until next spring. I wasn’t expecting anymore but when I was walking past the veiled hoops that I put up a couple of weeks ago to protect them – I saw one of the two plants ...

No Dig really does work!

The past two weeks have been extremely busy - as the growing season gets underway in earnest. Courgette plants started off indoors have gone into a cardboard and compost-mulched bed. It revealed a lush and dark, rich moist soil teeming with worms that were in such sharp contrast to ...

A helping hand

I had the unexpected pleasure of some help on Monday. I was finding the number of tasks quite overwhelming. But then Helen – a friend from Cork who was staying nearby – came over for the afternoon and reminded me of the rewards of gardening. Especially structural things like establishing ...
Fleeced peas

Art in the garden

The May Bank Holiday's a great chance to catch up in the garden; making more compost, sowing more seeds, transplanting module sown leeks, beetroot and peas and experimenting with nettles to make a compost tea. And the warm weather seems to have brought out my artistic side! ...
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