Category Archives: Cooking

Why growing your own fruit and veg couldn’t be more important

Growing your own fruit and veg is so satisfying, it tastes great, it helps the climate by reducing our carbon footprint and now with the threat of self-isolation from coronavirus, being self-sufficient couldn’t be more important. Here’s a few tips … Continue reading

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Celebrating 4 years of blogging

Today I’ve been blogging for 4 years and even though I’ve been a bit quiet recently, my gardening journey still ‘grows on’. My first blog was about buying some new apple cordons and just like those trees, I’ve grown a … Continue reading

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How gardening can make you feel free

Today is world mental health day and there’s stacks of info out there about the benefits gardening can have on your wellbeing. I wrote this blog 2 years ago, about how gardening makes me feel free and how it can … Continue reading

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Leaves are falling, autumn is calling

Autumn, a time for crisp walks, admiring the beautiful changing landscape, kicking leaves and home to Mum’s soup. We’ve had a right mixed bag of weather recently; it was shorts & t shirt for an autumn day at Chatsworth, a … Continue reading

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Keep calm and plant a seed !

I hope you enjoyed reading last week’s post about a greener garden and maybe you feel inspired to grow more of your own fruit, herbs and veg. This week’s blog is based on what we’re planning to grow in our … Continue reading

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The winter weather has wiped me out !

I’ve had the dreaded winter bug this week and it totally wiped me out. All I can say is, thank heavens for Grandmas, books, scrabble and Dr Who on iPlayer! Today though, I nipped outside to water my carnivorous plants … Continue reading

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The 12 Days Of Harvest – Merry Christmas Green Fingered Fans

Well, Green Fingered Fans, it’s been an interesting year for us gardeners. With not one, but 2 blasts from the Beast from the East and then a few months later the garden was torched, with a hot, dry summer. As … Continue reading

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Autumn update from my home garden

I’m writing this blog about my own garden, as the autumn sunshine beams down through the last leaves on the trees. Whilst there’s still some goodies to harvest in the garden, it’s also time to think ahead, of winter jobs … Continue reading

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Big Shout Out to the Young Operation Farmers as we prepare for the Big #SoupShare

It’s autumn and the garden is still rewarding us with some lovely veggies, only yesterday I harvested 2 more cobs of corn for my tea. What better way to use up your seasonal veggies, by making a bowl of delish … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey……

I really love autumn, with the lovely fresh, crisp mornings and the beautiful jewel like colours of the leaves falling from the trees. It’s also a time to reap the rewards of your garden and celebrate all the effort that … Continue reading

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