Unusual flower choices this Valentine’s Day

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Unusual flower choices this Valentine’s Day

Posted 11 / 02 / 2020

Valentine’s Day comes around each year, with the promise of blossoming love, candlelit dinners and romantic gestures that bring a bit of brightness to this grey season. The roots of St Valentine’s Day aren’t as warm and cosy though – it’s named after the 3rd-century Roman priest Valentinus, who was executed on February 14th. It […]

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Seasonal recipe: Winter white bean broth

Posted 27 / 01 / 2020

I think that during the colder months there’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of warming soup – and even better when it’s this simple and mess-free to make! Creamy cannellini beans (also known as white kidney beans) add protein and bulk, and the broth is warm and fragrant with herbs – it’s a real […]

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Garden jobs for January

Posted 09 / 01 / 2020

You’d be forgiven for assuming that January is a quiet month in the garden; but don’t be fooled! Whilst the temptation can be to just lock the door and forget about your plot, it’s important to maintain some level of maintenance in preparation for the spring months. Although it might not feel like it, spring […]

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Boxing Day recipe: root vegetable tatin

Posted 21 / 12 / 2019

After all the festivities of Christmas Day, it’s nice to know that a tasty, filling spread can be easily knocked up on Boxing Day without very much fuss. This root vegetable tatin is a base of crisp, buttery puff pastry topped with blue cheese, roast carrots, parsnips and potato that looks great on the table […]

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3 festive wreath decorating projects

Posted 09 / 12 / 2019

A sure sign that Christmas is around the corner are all the beautiful festive wreaths we see decking front doors and windows. I love them! Whether you’re a Christmas traditionalist or a minimal fashionista, there are festive wreath decorations you can easily make by hand and display with pride. And the really good part? It’s […]

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Seasonal recipe: hearty homity pie

Posted 25 / 11 / 2019

As a gardener, it’s easy to get itchy fingers in the colder months – there just doesn’t seem to be much to do! I find a good remedy for this is to give myself permission to step back, take a rest and relax. Cold, dark evenings make staying at home seem much more appealing than in the […]

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