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Dahlia looking gorgeous.

The Garden in August

The Garden in August Another month has passed by and we find ourselves in the midst of the school summer holidays, not that it has been feeling much like summer recently!!  To me the month of August should be a sultry affair of overcast humid days and a time when families get to enjoy each […]

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December Garden Jobs

The anticipation of Christmas is beginning to rise as the advent calendar doors are opened and children get more and more excited, whereas the adults get a never ending list of jobs which need to be completed before the big day!  With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations the garden can be a […]

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September Jobs in the Veg Patch

Continue to harvest any summer vegetables such as runner beans, peppers, chillies, sweetcorn and courgettes to name a few. Plant overwintering autumn onion sets. Sow winter lettuce. Turn your compost heap Pick all your remaining tomatoes including the green ones – these can be brought indoors to ripen or can be made into green tomato […]

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blackberry apple cobbler

Blackberry and Apple Cobbler

Here is the promised recipe for the blackberry & apple cobbler Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7/fan oven 200C Ingredients For the topping 200g/8oz Self raising flour 85g/3oz butter – cut into pieces 50g/2oz brown sugar (actually any sugar will do) 150g Natural yoghurt – I didn’t have enough so I also added a dollop […]

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Pot the chutney into hot, clean jars but don’t put the lid on until completely cold

Green Bean Chutney

This recipe is great for those that have a glut of runner beans Ingredients  1½lbs (700gms) runner beans, sliced 2lbs (900gms) Onions, chopped (I put mine in the food processor) 3/4lb (350gms) demerara sugar 1 Pint (570ml) Vinegar 1 Heaped teaspoon tumeric 1 Heaped teaspoon mustard powder 1 Tablespoon of cornflour 1 Heaped teaspoon of […]

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Sweetcorn growing

June Jobs in the Veg Patch

Plant runner beans. Watch out for Cabbage White eggs and caterpillars on Brassica’s – inspect the underside of leaves and squash any clusters of yellow eggs that you find – not a pleasant job but from my own experience it is easier to squash the eggs than to deal with a vegetable plot plagued with […]

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