A mini polytunnel: part 2

A mini polytunnel: part 2

When we last saw my mini polytunnel from First Tunnels, it was just an open frame, sitting out of the way on top of a raised bed until Ryan had time to finish it. Since then, Ryan has been working on putting a door onto the frame, with magnetic latches: Once that was...
A mini polytunnel: part 1

A mini polytunnel: part 1

When the nice people at First Tunnels asked me whether I’d like one of their mini polytunnels to review, my answer was a swift “yes, please!”. I have serious polytunnel envy; I’d love to have one, but the garden isn’t big enough. And the...
Hemp and Mulberry Tea Loaf

Hemp and Mulberry Tea Loaf

When my box of goodies arrived from Indigo Herbs last week, I knew what I wanted to make with them – a fruity tea loaf for Ryan. Ryan loves dried fruit, me not so much (although I am learning!), and he polished off my last tea loaf really quickly. I wanted to...
On the Shelf: Nature’s Wild Harvest

On the Shelf: Nature’s Wild Harvest

Every month this year I’ve been trying to read one of the unread books on my shelf, and to then decide whether it gets to keep its spot or needs to be set free to find a new home. For June I chose Nature’s Wild Harvest by Eric Soothill and Michael J. Thomas. It was...
Book review: Fress

Book review: Fress

I’m not well adapted to hot weather. I’ve been soldiering on, trying to get on with things as the temperature soars, but on Friday I gave up and decided to aestivate (the summer version of hibernation) on the sofa. Mostly I watched endless episodes of...