The Humble Crumble

It has to be said that for a hearty classic British desert, the apple crumble is a favourite.  It is believed that the first recorded apple pie recipe was written in 1318! Well there are plenty of apples at this time of the year.  There is nothing more rewarding than growing your own apples , […]

Recycle Vegetables into Tasty Juice

If vegetables are not top of your favourite foods then at first glance this might sound very unappealing.  Most of us would agree that vegetables, plants and fruit contain the very nutrients we desperately lack in the modern world of processed food.  Getting young children to eat vegetables also proves to be a tricky task. […]

The Heat is On!

No we are not talking about the Wimbledon finals…we are actually talking about the British weather! Yes a heat wave has arrived and we love it! When the summer finally comes there is nothing more the British love to do than to try out their barbequing skills. We won’t comment on the quality but can […]

Enjoy a Green Summer

No, we do not mean that we will have a green summer due to the continual fall of rain. The sun is truly here. We can however have a green summer whilst enjoying the glorious weather –how? There are many great green ideas for recreation during the summer to be had by a quick search […]

Anyone want FREE Champagne?

Nothing can be more invigorating than feeling the release of pressure when a cork bursts forth from a champagne bottle. Especially one you have made yourself! If you start collecting the elderflower now that is rife in the country hedgerows, you can be supping your homemade champagne as early as the middle of May! The […]

Woody Allen coming to a garden near you this Spring?

Well OK, not exactly Woody Allen but his character Z from the movie Antz is just one of many little visitors to your garden this spring. Who would have thought a storyline about an army of ants could become a film sensation? And yet that’s exactly what happened in 1998 when DreamWorks Animation created Antz. […]

Have you got the ‘May Bug’?

If you are suffering from symptoms such as growing 6 legs, a very hairy body and a big black head then don’t worry you are probably just morphing into a May bug! Yes it’s that time of year again when the May bugs are out with their crafty night time leaf eating and scaring the […]

Spring Clean, Spring Garden, Spring Recycling

After a long cold winter of garden inactivity spring has just arrived at the garden gate. This is the time of year for springing into action. Mother Nature sends all the signs with snowdrops and daffodils that the garden is in need of green fingers again. From now on through to the Sumer and beyond […]

Start Your Overweight Bin on a Recycling Diet

After the Christmas feast and into the New Year followed by discount puddings and hearty winter food, many are thinking about their waist line. If you want to diet there is no shortage of ‘new’ diet plans. Sadly this is also the time of year when enormous amounts of food are wasted. This means your […]