Five common gardening myths: debunked!

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Five common gardening myths: debunked!

Posted 17 / 08 / 2019

There’s a real value in conventional wisdom that’s been handed down over generations. But there are some gardener’s gospels that we take at face value – when, perhaps, we shouldn’t. These nuggets of knowledge might have started off with the very best of intention and become distorted over time, but often they’re based on sheer […]

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Preserving fresh herbs at home

Posted 23 / 07 / 2019

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a BIG advocate of home-growing herbs, fruits and veggies. Preserving fresh herbs allows you to enjoy their vibrant, fragrant flavour all year round, and it’s really easy to do. In this article I’ll take you through three simple methods of preserving at home. […]

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Using colour in garden design

Posted 03 / 06 / 2019

When I’m thinking of home design, I’m usually drawn to muted, peaceful tones, or rich, soothing ones that will foster an air of calm and relaxation throughout the day. It’s in the garden that I really let my colourful creative juices flow! Gardening is when you can play it a bit more risky with your […]

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New potato, spinach and goat’s cheese frittata

Posted 15 / 05 / 2019

One of the best things about spring is all the lovely seasonal produce that’s available in shops, veg boxes and even your garden if you’re lucky enough to enjoy your own home-grown veggies. Crisp young new potatoes are a real treat during the spring months, and I love to use these in the kitchen whenever […]

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Pickling vegetables: a beginner’s guide

Posted 26 / 03 / 2019

Pickling is one of our oldest methods of preserving food – in the past, it’s been a great way to preserve much-needed vitamins and minerals in food for times of scarcity ahead. In the UK pickled foods are fairly commonplace – whether it’s in the form of a cheese and Branston’s pickle sandwich, a pickled […]

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Creating an alpine scree garden

Posted 12 / 03 / 2019

If you’ve been with me for a while, you won’t have failed to notice what a fan I am of alpine plants. I love to use them in garden design as they’re very low maintenance and look lovely for most of the year. Alpines look great in a range of settings and containers, and I’ve […]

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