Archives for March 2013

What to do about Dry, Wounded Soils

We’ve nearly made it folks – through the drought, the preserving, the seed saving and the winter bed preparations. Every year at the start of April I feel like I’m at the end of an Ironman competition. But hey, we’ve nearly made it! Hang in there! The lack of water has slowed down the rate at which I turn […]

Have an Inspiring Day

A little bit of inspiration from Mirabel Osler. “There could be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”  

Treats from the Solar Drier

The solar drier is never empty – we’re making the most of this hot weather. It’s fun having a play with different fruits – like orange and strawberry. What a revelation dried strawbs are! I have lots of little jars full of my own grown, own dried fruits to choose from for snacks and mueslis. […]

Lovely Lemon Verbena

The lovely lemon verbena. One of the most uplifting and soothing herb teas you’ll ever drink. Plant it by a path so that when you brush past it you enjoy its heady scent. Use it to make this lovely syrup to pour over fruit salad. Lemon verbena syrup recipe Into a small pan put 1/4 […]