I LOVE Christmas! If you’re anything like me you’ re always the one spending hours scouring the internet wanting to find the most thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. That’s why I’ve put together this ultimate list.. to put the ease back into seasonal cheer! You’re sure to find something for the plant daddy, floralContinue reading “The ultimate Christmas gift guide for the gardener in your life”
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So you’ve got yourself an allotment?
What now? Starting a vegetable patch from scratch can always be daunting, especially when you’re on an allotment site surrounded by pristine plots with nosey neighbours staring judgingly at the waist high grass and weeds you’ve just taken over! What you need is a plan, so here are just a few things you might wantContinue reading “So you’ve got yourself an allotment?”
What the chit?
I want growing your own vegetable or flower garden to be for accessible to everyone! But the sad fact is that gardening can be a minefield of new techniques, fancy latin words and old wives tales. So today I’m looking at a technique you may have heard of but have almost certainly seen in theContinue reading “What the chit?”
Homecooked chicken and veg soup from scratch
When all you want is a cosy winter warmer, this soup has got you covered. Blend it up to your desired consistency, it’ll be sure to make use of those allotment veg you’ve got waiting to be used up!
My top 10: Easy fruit and veg for beginners
If you’re new to allotment gardening then this one’s definitely for you. In the first of my series of ‘top ten’ blogs I let you in on my personal recommendations for crops to grow for beginners and serial plant killers!
How to: take rosemary cuttings
If you ask me, you can never have too much Rosemary. But with notoriously tricky seeds, how else can you grow your own easily? Well, I’m here to show you how to easily take cuttings from your established plants with a little help from Envii SeaFeed rooting gel.
How to: achieve year-round harvests
One of the big questions I get asked frequently is, “How do you grow plants for homegrown harvests all year round?” Well.. With a bit of planning it can be very simple to achieve, for even the smallest garden!
Sweet and spicy pickled beetroot
My go-to pickled beetroot recipe. Deliciously spiced and so easy to prepare. These should store well for at least a few months in a cool dark place!