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Slugs in your sandwiches, home grown produce and a day at the fair

Another crazy week at Shoestring Cottage. I’m not sure if I am actually busier than usual or just feel more tired than usual. I think it may be the latter. 427 more words

Money Saving

As June ends and the roses approach

a little garden update.

The peas are flowering now and what I thought was broccoli was a cheeky weed in disguise! Rocket thriving also and so delicious and peppery in salads… 101 more words

Cooling Avocado, Mint & Carrot Leaf Dip (v)

You could probably call this dip Guacamole, but where I make my guacamole with garlic and chilli and keep the avocado chunky this “dip” is smooth and cooling with hints of flavour coming from the mint and the sweet carrot leaves. 123 more words

Vegetarian Food

My little patch of land

My boyfriend and I bought our house in August 2013. We felt so lucky to have our own space, all to ourselves with a garden to boot, after years of living in dingy student accommodation and shared houses! 411 more words


Garden Refurbishment

Twelve months ago, in March 2014 I moved house and left behind a garden that I had nurtured and loved for over ten years. Decades of life as a railway sidings and (more recently) a building site had left the soil devoid of nutrients and littered with rubble. 373 more words

Growing Your Own

Spring is all about gardening and having a go at growing stuff!

I tackled my ‘Potager’. This was no mean feat and I completely underestimated how difficult and long that task was going to take. How on earth did they do that all by hand in the olden days! 214 more words

Le Jardin

Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage

Take a Course at Forested! First of all, I must let you know about my friend LincolnSmith’s workshops series at his forest teaching garden, Forested… 1,009 more words