A Welcome Party for Wasps

Many people find wasps a nuisance but they are really beneficial in the garden as they feed on caterpillars, grubs, weevils, ants, aphids and other insects and can effectively reduce pest populations.

Plate to Plate Herbs: Mint

Mint is great to grow in the garden, despite the horror stories. It stays green all Summer, looks and smells great and can be used in mint sauses, mint tea and Summer cocktails like Pimms and mojitios.

Setting the Onions

Onions like a firm, fertile soil in a sunny site. Don't worry if you haven't prepared your bed in the Autumn or don't have access to home-made compost or manure, here's what to do!

Plant to Plate Herbs: Parsley

Parsley is an easy herb to grow if you are a novice gardener and looking to grow something green which you can also eat. Moving into April is a great time to sow Parsley outside when the soil is warming up. Parsley needs some shade to stop it from flowering and going over too quickly... Continue Reading →

How to start off Onion Sets

Onions are easy to grow and don't take up much space in the garden so they are perfect for a beginner to try. Here's a quick 'How To' guide if you fancy trying to grow your own onions this year.

Six on a Veggie Saturday

The garden is starting to become a little bereft of colour as November begins to bite but as I've been harvesting the last of the veggies from the raised beds this week, I thought I'd share my wares for a veggie #SixonSaturday! In spite of the almost total decimation of the Brussel Sprout leaves, we... Continue Reading →

More than Pumpkin Pie!

You may think of a bright, orange Pumpkin as little more than the traditional decoration for Halloween but think again: it is also an incredibly nutritious food and as the flesh from inside the pumpkin as well as the seeds, leaves and flowers can all be eaten, it makes it a vegetable which will more than cover the return you put in for growing it.

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