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May Day

It’s not too late to sow courgettes and squash. Which is lucky for me as only three of my eight courgette seeds germinated. I wanted to grow some to give away or share so I was a bit disappointed. By contrast almost all my Turk’s Hat gourd (saved seed from ...

How to Make Herb Tea

Recently I mentioned I’d cut back and dried some lemon balm for tea after I found lots of rogue plants that popped up all over the place. Here’s how to do it. Cut the plants back to the ground and leave in situ if you want to keep them or ...

Citrus of the World Unite!

I ordered a tree a while ago in memory of my father, James Saunt, who was a great gardener and citrus expert! Before he died in 2010 he wrote his life’s work, “Citrus Varieties of the World: an Illustrated Guide”. He first learnt about growing citrus in Australia where I ...

Run Rabbit Run

Yesterday, while clearing the veg garden of unwanted plants and weeds, a small rabbit darted from its cover and ran towards the end of the yew hedge that separates us from our neighbours. Ah…this is what’s been munching some of my veg and flowers in the main border, I thought. ...

Moon motivation

I’ve been interested in biodynamic gardening ever since I visitedĀ Thornage HallĀ  which is about half an hour’s drive north of Norwich. It’s a farm which is one of many Camphill communities – inspired by the teachings of Karl Konig and Rudolf Steiner. They are quite rigorous about their biodynamic practice ...
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