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Gardening in February 1

Posted on February 07, 2011 by Gardening Guru

Herbst & Winter Radish

February is not a good gardening month.  There….I have said it.  Cold, dark, windy and the soil is still too wet to really get on to it.  However it is a good month to visit gardens looking for inspiration just as you are planning your plot for the spring.  Read the rest of this entry →


Recipe – Courgette Ronde de Nice Soup by Samantha Ford 1

Posted on August 05, 2010 by Samantha Ford
Picture of the finished courgette soup recipe

This is no ordinary courgette soup!

It’s all very well growing all these wonderful vegetables, but what do you do with this wonderous bounty when all your hard work starts to come to fruition ?

Help is at hand, in the shape of kitchen supremo Samantha Ford, who likes nothing better than spending time devising new mouth-watering recipes prepared from her own vegetable garden.

This first recipe is very topical because it uses courgettes as its main ingredient, and we all know that once the courgette plant gets going it can challenge all but the most resourceful of cooks!

Don’t forget – we’d love to hear about your recipes and are offering free seeds for any we publish, so get in touch today!
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August on the Vegetable Garden 0

Posted on August 02, 2010 by Gardening Guru
Samantha finds time to keep an eye on her vegetables

There's always plenty to do with your vegetable plot - even in August!

Many people are inclined to ‘take their eye off the ball’ in August when it comes to vegetable gardening – The days are still long and it’s time for many of us to go off on holiday, but there’s still plenty we could be doing to maximise the potential of our vegetable plots, and there’s still time to be sowing a few vegetable seeds even in August. Read the rest of this entry →




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