Following the beautiful and fleeting poppy flower around the world
A tried and tested green bean chutney recipe that is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. A great use for the glut of vegetables that occurs at the end of summer.
When you want to get more vegetables from the growing space that you have you need to be a bit cunning. I double the amount of vegetables that I can grow in my allotment by growing catch crops. It's really easy to do once you understand the...
Welcome to my birds nests crafts page. I want to show you how easy it is to make really attractive birds nest decorations at any time of the year. So in this article I'm working my way through the seasons making birds nests and taking pictures as I...
These are the best essential oil books. They are reliable, understandable, accurate, and written with authority and expertise. Some are practical, some inspirational, and some add something new and exciting.
If you want to make essential oils at home, the simplest way to do it is to buy an essential oil distilling kit. They aren't difficult to use; in fact they make it surprisingly easy, and the essential oil and hydrosol produced is as good as...
If you are searching for the perfect garden plant, consider growing Boxwood, also known as Buxus sempervirens or Box, in your garden. It's such a wonderfully versatile shrub that I think it should be used more than it is. Provided Box has the right...
It's an extraordinary fact; the modern world nearly didn't get to hear The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Although hugely popular in his time, Antonio Vivaldi's work fell out of fashion after his death in 1741. For nearly 200 years his manuscripts lay...
Knowing where to grow your lavender is the key to achieving that summer magic. It's easy if you know how.
Topiary art is one of the most creative and calming things you can do in a garden. Clip a shrub into a shape. It doesn't matter what shape; any shape is fine, just so long as it gives you pleasure and doesn't offend the neighbours. Topiary is all a...