Exciting new arrivals

Exciting new arrivals

Recording a podcast with Markus Kobelt of Lubera. Photo by the lovely Fran of Rabbit Attack PR 🙂 At the Garden Press Event last month I met up with Markus Kobelt of Lubera to record the first in a series of podcasts about the wonderful world of fruit growing. The...
On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

You might recall that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read one of my unread books every month this year, and to decide whether each one keeps its place on the shelf, or needs to be turned loose to find a new owner. In January I read The Gardener’s Year by...
Off the Shelf: The Gardener’s Year

Off the Shelf: The Gardener’s Year

As I said, one of my aims for this year is to streamline my gardening library a little bit – not a drastic chopping back, just a little light pruning to keep the shape 😉 One way I’m going to be doing that is to pick one book a month that I haven’t read, or properly...
Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Just over a year ago I took the Tree Aid Tree food challenge, and created a recipe using several ingredients harvested from trees – Superfood, superfruit, supertasty flapjacks. That’s not hyperbole, they really are good! They involve mango, cashew nuts, honey and...
Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Being an ethnobotanist, I was pleased (in a very nerdy way) when Graze brought out their new set of ‘Supersnacks’, with unusual botanical ingredients. One of the ones I was most eager to try was the Baobab & Raspberry Clusters, because I’ve had baobab smoothies at...
Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

As 2016 draws to a close, my garden looks a lot different than it did last year. For starters, it has 12 raised beds now, instead of 6. There’s a small shed for storage, and a log store. There are gardener’s paths, an improved fence with fruit-training wires and small...

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