Make A Speedy (But Slow) Garden Bed

This is a quick and easy way to make a new garden bed. I must warn you; though the construction is quick, the wait until its ready to plant is long. The waiting brings huge benefits, giving nature the opportunity to fully express herself and you the chance to well, wait for something. Oh wow!, […]

Raising Really Good Seedlings

When you sow seed and raise seedlings, something magic this way comes. The magic brings wonder (so important in this know-it-all-age, don’t you think), it brings joy. Magic is good, important even; so are seeds. Mainly because they are our dinner, but also because they are our story. Here’s how to raise really good seedlings. […]

In praise of easy care perennials

I’m on the tail end of the Potager make over – making us handsome for open days and workshops. Mainly made up of easy care perennials like culinary and medicinal herbs, picking flowers and citrus; the potager is a wildly abundant garden once it gets going, and because I’ve chosen every day, easy care plants […]

Ready for harvest-Lemon balm and Elderflower

Lemon balm is abundant at the moment and looking at its prime for collection. Its timing is impeccable as many of its uses are well suited to this time of the year. This has got to be one of my favourite teas, it has a lovely lemony flavour which is often agreeable to children. This […]