Plant personalities #2: Radishes

Radishes are a lovely beginner-friendly things to plant. They grow quickly, are pretty low-maintenance, feel equally at home in containers as in a vegetable patch, and come in lots of interesting varieties, including purple ones. Radishes should be planted in early April, so any day now really – and you can continue growing them at three-week intervals […]

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Smoked trout salad, home made burgers and Fiddlehead ferns

I’ve had an utterly joyful Easter weekend full of foraging, Easter egg hunts, BBQs and enjoying the first few meals from the garden. Along with home made burgers (good mince with a reasonable fat content, finely chopped fried onion and good bacon, tomato puree, Balsalmic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chilli, Maldon salt and pepper, all mixed together, formed […]

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Garden-inspired goodies #1: Kate Broughton seed cards

  Kate Broughton’s new range of cards which I first saw on Tatty Devine aren’t just gorgeous: they’re also perfect for gardeners, as they come complete with seeds. I loathe beetroot but the pictured beetroot card is so pretty that I couldn’t resist posting the pic (not everyone hates beetroot with a passion, after all). The […]

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Ha-pea-ness is a rapidly growing plant

Regular visitors to the will realise that I have a bit of an obsession with peas, because they’re so friendly and easy to look after. This photo is further proof that peas are brilliant. At only 4-5 weeks old*. they’ve already produced baby peapods. Since taking this photo, I’ve potted them on to reward […]

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