Monthly Archives: April 2012

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Induction – Day 1

I’ve just spent the most wonderful (sunny!) day at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening (well worth a visit) with three of Garden Organic‘s fab staff and 18 other South London gardeners completing Day 1 of the Master Gardener induction. Which … Continue reading

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Cranberry & Orange Muffins

The results of last night’s baking are rather lovely. Cranberry and Orange muffins with certain “off-recipe” additions, notably chopped pecans, several teaspoons of Neal’s Yard Omega Sprinkle (lovely sunflower, pumpkin, poppy & other seeds mix) and some dark choc chips … Continue reading

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Balham Farmers’ Market

I’ve been a fan of Farmers’ Markets since I tried out one in Clapham back in 2007. The Clapham market used to be part of the London Farmers’ Markets but has since either ceased trading or split off from the … Continue reading

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Herbs for summer

One of the best things about having some space is being able to grow fresh herbs to add to summer salads (and other dishes). I finally got my current selection of herbs into their pots.  I’d intended to grow from … Continue reading

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Municipal Bedding in St James’s Park

Wandering across London from the RHS Halls back towards Leicester Sq and Covent Garden I happened to pass through st James’s Park. It was an overcast afternoon, dull grey skies and the theat of rain. I spent a few minutes … Continue reading

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RHS Great London Plant Fair – RHS Halls, Vincent Square

As an RHS member (I’ve been a member off and on for the last 15 or so years) I get free entry to the Great London Plant Shows.  I’ve been a bit remiss about going to these, because in prior … Continue reading

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One of my many bad habits…

…is to wander around DIY emporiums and garden centres and flower shows (Chelsea and Hampton Court I’m looking at you)  and acquire pretty things for the garden.  This includes, but is not limited to: garden ornaments, garden pots of varying … Continue reading

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