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October 2015

My night in with an American Beauty

Anyone who’s seen the film ‘American Beauty’ will remember the scene where the blonde girl is wriggling around naked on a bed of red …

ABC= Apple + Blackberry + Crumble

A simple Apple & Blackberry Crumble has to be up there in my top 5 childhood food memories. The wonder of these free orchard fruits …

A willow its own

After a weekend of bending, twisting, wheedling and cajoling, I have my very own self-made basket for the garden. I very much wanted mine …

Where there’s a willow…

…there’s a way. And the way to the willow is a short trip for me, down onto the Somerset Levels, where the …

A propa job

At the end of August I trained my rooting strawberry runners into pots to propagate some new plants for next year. They …

For peat’s sake!

I read a fantastic post today on blog Middle Sized Garden, by journalist and author Alexandra Campbell. The post is all about “guilt free” …