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5 Pollinators’ Favourites… and they are edible too!

Pollinators I love walking around the garden and the polytunnel and hear the buzzing of bees and other pollinating insects and seeing the butterflies flutter from one flower to another. Luckily this year there seem to be a lot more insects around thanks to the lovely July weather we’ve been having… Here are five plants…

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How to Make Lavender Cordial

Summer A delicious, scented drink that is perfect on a hot summer’s day, diluted with chilled water and served on ice. Needless to say, avoid flowers that have been treated with insecticides and pesticides or polluted with traffic fumes. What you need; Lavender flowers (as many as you can muster) 1 kilo sugar 1.5 litres…

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This week in the Polytunnel

Exploding Summer is finally here and although the first few days of summer have been wet, windy and cold the garden is finally well on its way. Inside the polytunnel everything is exploding into life. For now I have harvested lettuce and radishes and am eagerly anticipating amongst others courgettes, french beans, corn, aubergines, sweet…

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Autumn garden: Brave Calendula

So long, Summer After our  week long break at the end of September to visit Bridget in England, we came home and found that Autumn had started –  just like that.  Those hours spent sitting in Bridget’s garden in the sunshine, enjoying a beer or two and the good company suddenly seemed like a long…

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Planting flower seeds at the Villas!

Secret Garden Now our vegetable garden is cruising along under its own steam, I can concentrate on the new Secret Garden. I always think flower growing makes a refreshing change from vegetable growing – less pressurised, somehow. Anyway, I took advantage of a BOGOF offer at a local hardware store last week and treated my…

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