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Canoeing on the River Wye

It was about a 50 minute drive from Trout Cottage to get to Glasbury where we hired canoes for the day. A trip to Hay-on-Wye is about 5 miles down the river where you can leave the boats, pop into town and enjoy the delights of Hay. A further 5-ish miles will take you to the Boat Inn at Witney on Wye from where you can arrange a pick up from the canoe …

Too many carrots

Whether too little time or too many plants we always seem to have too many carrots. This year was no exception and all of a sudden I realised my early carrots were still in the ground. (This year I had sown Early Nantes 2 from Moles seeds-www.molesseeds.co.uk) Unfortunately some of them had split but that didn’t mean they had to be wasted. A little …

Gooseberry Mint Jelly

So the summer is here and what a summer it is turning out to be! The garden is in full flush turning out vegetables by the kilo every day and the problem is how to capture the goodness and flavours before they deteriorate. The mint has crept through the flower beds with its beautifully aromatic leaves just begging to be sampled. One of our best uses …
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