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September 2016

And… Relax

I’ve had a really busy couple of weeks (and weekends) with work, so it was wonderful to get home early yesterday and wander the …

Aubergine dreams

I had a go at growing aubergines this year. Outdoors. It was a bit of an off-hand effort, having spontaneously bought a …

A ramble in the brambles

It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that the hedges bordering the garden were covered in  blackberry blossom. Now they are laden with ripening fruits. …

More pickling, jamming & dehydrating

In addition to the mock-capers, I’ve been pickling, jamming and  dehydrating other things to store for the months ahead. Pickled cucumbers I’ve …

Self-seeders & Mock’apers

  Something I’ve really enjoyed in the garden this summer is seeing how certain plants I introduced last year have self-seeded and landscaped themselves …

Eat your greens

Getting children to eat well seems to be a struggle these days. In the vegetable department, at least, I’ve been lucky. Having been …