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elderflower cordial recipe
This is an amazingly refreshing summer drink, especially when mixed with a bit of fizzy water - and the main ingredient is FREE! Elderflowers come out at the start of summer and turn into elderberries in the autumn. The flowers are tiny, delicate pretty little white things attached to spindly green twigs and the hedgerows are simply...
Ramsbury-Run
Dodgy knees, sore back, aching arms. Seriously, is exercise actually doing me any good? It’s odd science that we can actually keep the small cells inside us alive longer if we hold very, very still – that’s right your cells will probably live longer if you don’t do anything hasty. But would that...
Feeling rosy? Check out our rose growing guide
The old French saying il n'y a pas de rose sans épine (No rose without a thorn) couldn't be more true when it comes to knowing how to grow roses. These classic flowering plants are one of the most highly prized garden blooms, they make choice cut flowers, smell heavenly (bees love them!) and look fantastic but...
fire pits
One of the greatest pleasures of life is to sit outdoors under a starry night sky, staring at the flickering flames of an open fire. There is something extremely soothing and exciting about watching a fire. Add a comfortable chair and a glass of wine or a cup of tea and it doesn't get much better. Having...
How to make banana bread
Everyone loves banana bread and it's probably a thing at the moment because the global lockdown banana-bread craze makes perfect sense when you consider that bananas are now the world's number-one fruit. Bananas are inexpensive, kids like them, banana bread is easy to make and keeps for days. Making banana bread as a means of avoiding food...
love worm farms
Handy Worm Farm information and care guide to happy healthy worms Worm farming, otherwise known as vermiculture (vermis from the Latin for worm) is the process of harnessing earthworms to convert organic waste into the world’s most nutrient-rich fertiliser; worm manure. Worms are nature's unique and natural recyclers, by having a worm farm you...
10 Downing Street
Lockdown Ins and Outs Just Got More Confusing The current UK Government has beaten its own personal best for lazy, incompetent and outright confusing legislation with the latest update to the Coronavirus Regulations 2020. NB these apply only in England, so Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can just sit back and join in the...
how to grow seeds
Want to Learn the 3 big Mistakes People are making with growing Seeds? Don't believe any tales of woe which tells you it's hard to raise your own seedlings from scratch. It's one of the simplest and most joyful jobs in the garden but in order to avoid disastrous mistakes, you do need to...
garden wildlife cameras
Perfect for nature lovers, these smart little wildlife cameras for your garden are easy to use and great for capturing all sorts of wildlife activity day and night. There is no tool better for finding out "what's out there" than the camera trap a.k.a the trail camera. The humble camera trap — an automated...
raised beb no dig
There is a lot of healthy discussion which surrounds the planning of vegetable garden beds: to dig or not to dig, that is the question! One of the best things about gardening is that you can start with just about nothing and end up with something beautiful, fulfilling or successful or if you're blessed...