Veg plot in a bag

Veg plot in a bag

There is one product that has opened up the world of cultivating veg like no other and that’s the growing bag. One of the best inventions ever for gardeners has to be the growing bag and whatever size of plot you have the growing bag has a place. They are most often used in greenhouses to grow tomatoes and cucumbers,…
Are you up to the Churchill Cup challenge?

Are you up to the Churchill Cup challenge?

Visitors to this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show are being invited to enter the ‘Churchill Cup’ hanging basket competition, when it returns to the Oxfordshire stately home this #summer Visitors to this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show are being invited to enter the ‘Churchill Cup’ hanging basket competition, when it returns to the Oxfordshire stately home this summer. Are you…
Carrot & Coriander Soup

Carrot & Coriander Soup

A delicious soup combining all the goodness of carrot and coriander. Colourful too! INGREDIENTS FOR THE SOUP: 4 medium-sized carrots 2 potatoes 1 medium onion 1 large clove garlic 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped coriander 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE CROUTONS: 4 tablespoons of…
Strawberries - Sweet Success

Strawberries – Sweet Success

With spring around the corner there’s no better time to make plans for a haul of sweet and succulent #strawberries. #BenedictVanheems recommends his favourite varieties and creates a strawberry bed It’s almost the start of another promising growing season. If there’s one way to bring on the excitement of summer plenty it’s to make preparations for that best-loved of home-grown…
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

#Carrotcake Simple to make, yet worthy of a gold star, this carrot cake really is a winner in the afternoon tea department. Rich, moist and flavourful, it’s an all-round favourite. Serves 8 • 155ml (5½fl oz) sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing • 230g (8oz) self-raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 2 tsp ground cinnamon • 1 tsp…