Eureka! The perfect place to plant garlic

I had something of a eureka moment on the plot this week.   While November marched onwards, I was still faffing over where to plant the garlic.  Not a major problem in  the grand scheme of things, but still, I like garlic and we eat loads of it. Having lost most of my onions to the birds, who have nothing but contempt for the … [Read more...]

9 unbelievably good reasons to get a polytunnel

I may have mentioned that I'm a little bit in love with my polytunnel.  I know this is remarkably off-trend, and that I'd sound way more cool if I said I had a passion for French bulldogs, or flamingos, or craft beer.  But seriously, this thing has changed my life.  Here's why you really, really, really need a polytunnel in your … [Read more...]

Amazing fat-free autumn apple cake

Was there ever a more dubious sounding recipe than fat-free cake? A recipe more likely to end in disappointment or disaster? Like trying to convince a carnivore that tofu tastes like steak. Yet, believe it or not, it turns out there really is such a thing as having your cake and eating it - and you need to try it! I can … [Read more...]

You say spaghetti, I say courgetti

Summer seems to have bunked off early this year. Autumn has arrived ahead of schedule. Fortunately, the allotment courgettes don't seem to have noticed and are as prolific as ever. Which means only one thing: we're all sick off ratatouille. Having resisted the whole spiralising thing until now, I decided to give it a whirl … [Read more...]

Win a shed!

  Win a 5'x3' garden store! Enter the Waltons 'I love my shed' photo competition for a chance to win! Just upload a picture of your garden building, with a few words about why you love it, and that's all! The winner will be announced on 6th July 2017. You can win a 5x3 ft store to use for any kind of garden … [Read more...]