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Couscous Stuffed Red Onions

Like a lot of the food that I write about, I really like onions. Normally they lurk in the background of the recipe, a bit like the baseline in a pop song. 368 more words

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Many regard this plant as falling into the ‘cottage garden’ category only, but it is far more versatile than that. I would use these to kick start a plot in the springtime as they are pretty plants anyway, although the flowers don’t last very long, the leaves are delicate and hide bare patches of ground whilst allowing light through.¬† 89 more words

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Hiding ugly things

Creating a more interesting garden – easily!

Here in my blank garden, my kitchen window is dominated by 2 images, the fence and the lovely concrete back wall of someone’s shed… 503 more words

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You can’t get away with only one of these plants, they need a clump to look really effective, but the effect if you get it right – the most sumptious shagpile carpet!

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Spicy Potatoes

As a British kid, I grew up eating potatoes. It was a staple of post Second World War Britain. But there was on offer only boiled, baked, mashed and chips, and only the chips had anything other than gravy or mint sauce on them. 251 more words

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All gardens need backbones, something reliable, attractive, dependable and colourful, with a little thought, you can have a better backbone than more usual ones, (conifers, 101 more words

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Spiced Chick Peas and Basmati Rice

 This is another family favourite, for several reasons. This is student food (or harassed parent food) at its very best. It is very quick to put a nourishing and filling meal on the table. 302 more words

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