Category: We Love ….

We Love … Rosehips

Roses are a traditional country garden favourite but the flowers and hips are edible. Roses grow best in fertile, well-drained soils in a sunny position. They do best with regular mulching and feeding. Roses do well in waterlogged soil and few flowers are produced if the plant is grown in […]

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We Love … Hawthorn

Ne’er cast a clout ’til May is out. So goes the old addage but it isn’t referring to the month of May as many think, it refers to the blossom of the May Tree – better known in the UK as Hawthorn. The hawthorn’s May blossom marks the end of […]

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We Love … Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a vigorous plant which likes to spread itself about and can grow up to two feet high, so you do have to keep your eye on it, but the bees love it. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), is a member of the mint family, and like mint, the […]

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We Love … Comfrey

Comfrey is a remarkable plant which every garden should grow If you have a garden, grow comfrey! Comfrey has very deep roots, which means it can get at nutrients from deep in the soil. These nutrients are stored in the leaves and by letting them break down, you’ll have a […]

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We Love – Scurvy Grass

Well, maybe love is a bit of an exaggeration but this plant is plentiful at the moment and can add a kick to salads and pesto. This common coastal plant got its name from the fact that sailors used to salt it down to access the masses of Vitamin C […]

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We Love … Spinach

References to Popeye the Sailorman might be a little outdated in the 21st century but those who remember the mid 20th century will remember him – and the miraculous effect that spinach had on his strength! While those effects might be a little exaggerated, there is still lots to love […]

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We Love … Drinks Can Birdfeeder

Feeding the birds at this time of year is really important. Most insects are not plentiful yet and the birds are starting to make nests ready for breeding. They need all the energy they can get and we can help themm by putting the right food out for them. Birdfeeders […]

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We Love …Birdboxes

There are plenty of things that you can enjoy in the garden as well as planting and harvesting. Encouraging wildlife into the garden is really important, none more so than birds. Birdboxes can be expensive to buy or even to make. They often need fancy tools and a lot of […]

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We Love … Celery

While foraging opportunities become fewer over the winter months, we are going to focus on the winter veg that we are still growing in the gardens and give a few ideas for hearty, healthy, warming recipes. This celery was picked from the garden yesterday, 12th November and turned into one […]

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We Love … Blackberries

Where to find blackberries? Everywhere! In woods, hedges and roadside verges, usually in a straggly clump with long branches snaking along the ground at trip height! The thorns can easily snag into clothing and the plants general wild habit makes the berries better foraged for rather than planted in the […]

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