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Author archives: David

New chooks on the block

The memorial service was short - just a couple of dozen well-wishers and a brief eulogy from a local Archbishop. RIP Battina the ex-battery hen.   Joking aside, I was rea[...]

Rhubarb rhubarb!

A frosty morning. Freezing fog hung low among the branches, and all was silent save the shrill calls of small birds clattering about in the willows behind my plot.   Too cold[...]

Grow your own detox

If, like me, you stumbled into 2016 suffering from a severe overdose of booze and cheese, read on. January is traditionally the time when we kickstart a healthier regime, but who h[...]

January Blues Buster Smoothie!

This healthy vegan smoothie is packed full of vitamins to banish any winter blues! Pack full with fabulous flavours, dust off your juicer and give this one a try! Ingredients [...]

A long wait for a kiss

Funny, isn’t it, how some plants overwhelm you with their abundance of growth, while others are so slow they make you wonder whether they’re still alive.   My home-grown [...]

How not to garden

Ever looked through other people’s Facebook feeds and thought how their lives must be way better than yours? I reckon it’s something most of us feel from time to time.   [...]

Know your Christmas blooms!

Interesting facts about our two favourite Christmas beauties Poinsettias are the UK's number one Christmas plant, with the most being bought during the six weeks prior to the 25th[...]

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