There's nothing quite like the first salad of the season that has been made from ingredients that all come from your own garden. Usually for me this is a simple lettuce salad, maybe dressed with some chives or a few other herbs.  This year, rather excitingly we...

I love fresh herbs. The zing and flavour they give to almost every dish can't be compared and I get a little anxious if I don't have any around to cook with.  However, buying fresh herbs can be expensive, and it can be really annoying to...

I've been busy. Really, really, REALLY busy. The Gardener muttered about overcommiting ourselves this summer a while back, and my optimistic self ignored it.  It turns out he was right.  To be fair, most of the busy has been pleasure related,  in the past 3 weeks, I've met...

A few weekends ago we made a stop over on the way to a friends wedding in the Loire Valley at Monet's Garden in Giverny. We drove down via the Eurotunnel, and this was a stop off that was just a bit more than half...

  I do feel a bit sorry for slugs. I mean, who likes them? They don't have a pretty swirly shell like a snail. They don't improve the soil like a worm. They just slop about the place eating..and eating and eating...

  A few weeks ago we sat down and plotted out which of our spring and summer crops would go where.  In order to prevent disease and pests, it's really advisable to rotate crops each year- so making a plan really helps to ensure we don't get...

I love kale, but, as we aren't growing it (yet), I'm not cooking it (yet). We have so many other leafy greens right now in the garden it would seem a waste to go & buy more. Especially as the ones in my garden are...