Faster, Stronger, Larder

Hey garden pals. I don’t know about you, but these frosts and a growing schedule of out-of-garden things has meant that I haven’t done much in the last month. I have, however, checked out some gardens around Christchurch and want to remind you that frost cloth is such a good idea. Really, truly. Do also … Continue reading Faster, Stronger, Larder

Food For Thought

So E-Cus, now that I have read your articles, done some of my own work and created the most kick ass veggie patch in my street, what am I meant to do with all the produce?- I know you are wondering this because I got asked it in real life (thanks, Naomi). With a patch … Continue reading Food For Thought

Waste Not Want Not

Hey Stuffers! I hope you had a nice Easter break with lots of rest, fun, and food. Speaking of food, the discussion around food waste has been pretty big in the media lately, especially in the light of recent legislature in France which forces large supermarkets to donate food to charity as it nears its … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not

SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

When I started gardening, I thought it would be a great way to save money. I thought for sure that by growing my own vegetables and fruit I was certainly cutting out the middle man and that that would be reflected in my bank balance immediately. Don’t get me wrong, growing your own is going … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

Steal My Sunshine

Yo, it's your old mate E Cus coming in with the first garden post of 2016. Feels good to be back. Let's be honest though, this year has not started well. First we lose beloved David, then we lose magnificent Alan, then Sylvester Stallone- Ok he didn't die but he did get nominated for an … Continue reading Steal My Sunshine

“O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”

Just so we are clear, I do not condone celebrating Christmas early. I was in a shop (I’m not naming it for consideration of it’s feelings) that was selling advent calendars with my friends Chris and Nathan the other day, and I nearly screamed and ripped my shirt open like the Incredible Hulk. If you … Continue reading “O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”

guess who’s coming to dinner

Being a glamorous green thumb has its fair share of perks, but it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes there are also bugs and birds. Not cute Disney ones - hungry and wily ones that can in an instant destroy weeks/months of hard work. It can really rip your undies. Last season, my strawberry patch … Continue reading guess who’s coming to dinner

Winter is Coming…

I have actually never watched Game of Thrones (I know, right), but when I was telling my friend Olly about my article he said it would be a good title. So thanks Olly, this goes out to you! Winter is not a season famous for its vegetable growing, but there are some vegetables that will … Continue reading Winter is Coming…