In September there is always a wild rush to plant while the soil is still warm enough for plants to get a start with settling in before winter but IN winter many are doing just that as they go into the ground as bare root plants. Roses from David Austin mostly come bare root…Continue Reading
Recipe: Gooseberry crumble
This is first in a short series of gooseberry recipes. There’s a glut, pretty much every year and I sometimes need to be reminded of what to do with the additional fruit. If you have recipe favorites do share them in the comments below, I can never have too many ideas. My mother made this…Continue Reading
Snow & Blossom
I am certain many gardeners are staring with trepidation at the weather forecast every evening as the Spring reverts to ‘normal’. WHY? well snow, snow, snow and the dread frost. In 2010 I planted a Reine Claude Green Gage which is a green plum variety, one of the most common and delicious when ripe. Slightly…Continue Reading
What are you going to feast on (and grow yourself!) this year?
So it is that time of the year when thoughts turn to the veg patch for the coming year. At least it does in our house! I have grand ideas about perfect rows of sprouting this and that and bountiful produce falling into my fat little hand when the time comes. Whether it makes it…Continue Reading