When Should You Cut Back Your Spent Bulbs?

Is there anything more restorative than the first flowers of spring? Apart from spring flowers plus kittens wearing watermelon helmets, obviously? March is the time to enjoy the full array of spring bulbs – a rich reward for the aching back and sore knees from our efforts in Autumn. After such a wet winter, it… Continue reading When Should You Cut Back Your Spent Bulbs?

YoungWilders Hedgerow Project

No one likes a pedantic so-and-so who points out that planting country hedgerows, which are a feature exclusively of landscapes managed by mankind (mostly farmers) is by definition not a re-wilding project, it’s really a re-ruraling project. I, naturally, would never do that, any more than I would sulk over age precluding me from joining… Continue reading YoungWilders Hedgerow Project

Sowing Seeds Indoors in Late Winter / Early Spring

Sowing seeds indoors before Spring starts – done right – is a cheap way to have top quality plants ready to go as early as possible. New gardeners will learn so much about plants and soil from it, and experienced gardeners who like to experiment value the opportunity to test the limits of their favourite… Continue reading Sowing Seeds Indoors in Late Winter / Early Spring

Chicken Satay Skewers on Salad with Fresh Herbs

Chicken Satay Skewers

It’s time to bid farewell to winter soups and stews. Spring is in the air, so try out our chicken satay and salad recipe using fresh herbs. Heighten your dining experience with the vibrant colours and flavours of this dish, embracing the essence of spring on your plate. Ingredients: For Chicken Satay: For Salad: For… Continue reading Chicken Satay Skewers on Salad with Fresh Herbs

Cutting Back Overgrown Elderflower in a Mixed Hedge

Elderflower, Sambucus nigra, inevitably finds its way into a country hedge sooner or later, and it’s far from unheard of to add it to the mix at planting time. It is suitable for growing as a hedge plant, and is desirable for its flowers and fruit that make elderflower cordial and elderberry syrup respectively. However,… Continue reading Cutting Back Overgrown Elderflower in a Mixed Hedge

Cherry Crêpes Recipe

Try something different this Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday is on the morrow, Tuesday 13th February, And you can mix up the usual chocolate or lemon filled pancakes with our delightful Cherry Crêpes recipe. These thin, delicate French style pancakes topped with juicy cherry compote will awaken your senses and satisfy your sweet cravings. Even better,… Continue reading Cherry Crêpes Recipe

Herb-Infused Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe

Chicken Katsu Curry

A Flavourful Twist on a Japanese Classic Indulge in rich and aromatic British herbs in Japanese cuisine with our take on the beloved Chicken Katsu Curry. This recipe combines the crispy goodness of breaded chicken cutlets with a fragrant and herb-infused curry sauce. Behold the delectable fusion of textures and flavours in these succulent chicken… Continue reading Herb-Infused Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe

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