Dainty Dancers!

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How Does Your Garden Grow *3. I love Aquilegia, or Columbine flowers. Their common name is ‘Granny’s Bonnet’. But my granny wouldn’t have been seen dead (and certainly not alive!) in a bonnet like this. They always make me think … Continue reading

A Riot… of Tulips!

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‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ 2: Visiting the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley every Easter and Summer holiday has become a mother and daughter tradition for me… A shot in the arm for us both.  A perfect excuse to snatch … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Supper Chicken & Cardamom Curry.

Quick Chicken, Cardamom and Tomato Curry.

‘Easy Peasy Supper’ posts are just what it says on the tin – simple recipes that can be easily made after a long day from mainly store cupboard ingredients (depending on the content of your ‘store cupboard’!) Chicken, Cardamon and … Continue reading

Rampant Ladybirds in the Rhubarb!

Ladybirds Loving a rainy Easter Day

How Does Your Garden Grow? 1. Easter Holiday this week – so I’ve been planting French bean, pea and marigold seeds, potting on the courgettes, cosmos, chard, sweet peas & pansies, and generally having quality time in my favourite place. … Continue reading

Happy Easter. Helter Skelter Egg Run.

04.14 Egg run with dishwasher box

Happy Easter… May your eggs be plentiful and yummy! As a chicken keeper, who is not very keen on chocolate (really!) finding and enjoying eggs is more of an all year pursuit than a seasonal  treat – perhaps with a … Continue reading

A versatile take on Hummus.

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Chickpea, Roasted Lemon, Tomato, Parsley & Black Olive Smash: A zippy, more adaptable take on hummus… Equally delicious, even more healthy, and, well, see what you think… Coarser & less oily than the original, roasted lemons and tomato combine zestily … Continue reading

Home Grown Exotica!

Hot Red Chard 'Bright Lights'.

Despite the cold and frosts of winter, some of my favourite, most beautiful & versatile vegetables have survived in the garden… And have proudly grown to gigantic proportions.   Less tender than when young, but still packed with flavour and … Continue reading