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Edible Hanging Baskets

If you’re short on space and are looking for an easy way to increase your gardening yield, hanging baskets are the way forward. They can be hung outdoors or indoors. Just bear in mind that you’ll get drips on the surface underneath them when you water them. Bathrooms and kitchen windowsills are good places to […]

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Grow your own cocktails #8: Basil me up

OK, so there are more pressing matters in the world than finding an alternative summer drink to gin and tonic or the ubiquitous Pimms and lemonade. However, it’s a wonderful frippery to entertain your mind with, and Bloom gin has come up with a worthy competitor, albeit one with a rather odd name that brings to […]

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Grow your own cocktails #7: Bolshoi Basil

  Basil may not be the first herb that springs to mind when you think about cocktails but this sophisticated drink is surprisingly summery and delicious. Bolshoi Basil   40ml Russian Standard Vodka 30ml French Lime Juice 3 Fresh basil sprigs 2 tsp. Sugar Soda water   Muddle the basil and sugar in a high […]

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Grow your own cocktails #6: Cream Tea Martini

A while back, I wrote about The Refinery’s new veg and herb patch cocktail menu. The lovely PR then got in contact with me to offer me the chance to sample their fare, which was too good an offer to turn down (I only opted for one cocktail, despite loving the look of everything on […]

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Grow your own cocktails #4: Garden cocktail menu launched

As you may have realised, I think cocktails and gardening go together perfectly (thus explaining the Pimms Plant, Mojito planter and cocktail garden posts.). As such, I was gratified to discover that awarding-winning restaurant and bar, The Refinery in London has just launched its veg and herb patch cocktail menu, created by Chris Edwards and Richard Proud […]

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