The big day finally arrived and we opened our leafy urban garden to local visitors. It had been a while in the pondering and planning, but committing to opening up to raise money for local street trees turned out to be just the encouragement we needed to fix fence panels...
Apples on the tree, nuts on the bush and brambles heaving with blackberries. Yup - Autumn is here.
So we're going straight down the comfort route and bringing you the ultimate crumble... enjoy!
Ultimate fruit and nut crumble – a bit of comfort in a cold snap!
The science (and sometimes the snake-oil) can run deep when it comes to fruit tree pollination.
You could read endless books and research studies on how to optimise your orchard with a diversity of cross-pollinators to achieve a bumper crop.
For most growers, it's actually pretty straightforward to get the right results. This guide should take the confusion out of how best to pollinate your fruit trees.
If you have plenty of pears from this year's harvest, here's a wonderful recipe that's tasty, elegant, and offers a festive alternative to mince pies and Christmas pudding.
(And what's more, it's got a lovely glug of warming rum in there too!)