Category Archives: Food

Honfleur and the window displays

Last week we had our windows replaced and luckily the weather wasn’t too cold or wet, otherwise the dog and I would have been quite miserable, huddled in the one useable room. To prepare for the job, it took me … Continue reading

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Delicacies from Delicious Dogwood

A couple of years ago I discovered that you could actually eat the fruits of the dogwood tree Cornus mas, aka. the Cornelian Cherry. So much fruit set that year that in August the bushes became shiny red beacons in … Continue reading

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Presents, seeds and cons? The adventure begins …

Yesterday’s post saw the final packet of seeds bought by my son as a birthday present for me pop through the letterbox. Since he knows that I like to try new plants every year, he went online and chose a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday : Cabbages and Kings

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Wordless Wednesday – Fragrant wild strawberries

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A walnut collection and hard graft

I know that I’ve mentioned before that the National Trust at Wimpole Estate looks after a National Collection of Juglans. One of the reasons that Plant Heritage encourages the creation of national collections is to future-proof the incredible stock of … Continue reading

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Choosing Chillies – A Russian Roulette

I’ve been sowing chilli seeds this week and inevitably dreaming of long, sunny days and fresh food, picked straight from the garden. I have to admit that although I grow chillies every year, I am a bit of a wimp … Continue reading

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