Category Archives: From The Garden

Putting the bees to bed

This year has been the first that I have ventured into the relatively new sphere of ‘natural’ beekeeping. It was always something that I had felt was right but never had the confidence to launch into until I attended a talk given by Nicola Bradbaer ┬áThe whole idea of minimal intervention and definitely no chemicals resonated deep within …

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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