Chitting Potatoes Chitting Potatoes
How To Grow Garlic How To Grow Garlic
Garlic How To Grow Garlic

How To Grow Garlic

Before we started gardening we thought garlic couldn’t be grown in the UK. In all honesty I never really spent much time thinking about where is came from. Now we know better. The UK is perfect for growing garlic. Garlic belongs to the alium family which also includes onions, shalotts […]

Bargains Latest Bargains

Latest Bargains

At the Weekend Gardener we keep an eye on the wonderful world of the internet to find the best gardening bargains and this is what we’ve found: Harrod Horticultural – Summer sales currently on.  Click here for the sale page on their site. Unwins – BOGOF on spring/summer bedding plants. […]

Fruit Recipe:  Crab Apple Jelly

Recipe: Crab Apple Jelly

I was given some crabapples and decided to give it a go!  Another recipe that’s great on toast.  This recipe is my version cobbled from a few different recipes I found on the internet Ingredients Crab apples Water Cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon peel 450g sugar per 500ml juice obtained Method […]

To do September to do list

September to do list

In southern England the days and nights are starting to get the autumnal feel.  There is a very definite chill in the morning air and night time temperatures are dipping below 10 degrees for the first time.  The to do list for this month includes: Tomato Blight – keep an […]

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Chitting Potatoes
Potatoes

Chitting Potatoes

I frequently get asked by my colleagues at work “what’s going on in the garden?”  At this time of the year the response is quite frequently “there’s more action on the kitchen table than in the garden.”  Like a dirty student flat i have potatoes growing on my kitchen table […]

The End Is Nigh
News

The End Is Nigh

It’s been a long cold winter but as I look out of my bedroom window towards the park opposite the evidence that spring isn’t to far away is there for all to see.  Unfortunately as I look out of the back and cast my eye over the garden it’s a […]

Recipe:  Blueberry Jam
Blueberries

Recipe: Blueberry Jam

This recipe is courtesy of the lovely Nigella! Ingredients 375g blueberries 200g jam sugar 50 ml water (or 25ml water & 25ml lemon juice if you want to cut through the sweetness a little) (I used just water) The above makes a firm set jam however if you want a […]

Latest Bargains
Bargains

Latest Bargains

At the Weekend Gardener we keep an eye on the wonderful world of the internet to find the best gardening bargains and this is what we’ve found: Harrod Horticultural – Summer sales currently on.  Click here for the sale page on their site. Unwins – BOGOF on spring/summer bedding plants. […]

Recipe: Beetroot Gratin
Beetroot

Recipe: Beetroot Gratin

This is a very indulgent veg dish but is amazing.  The colour can only be described as vibrant.  Good with roast meats or on its own with some crusty bread to mop up the pink goo.  Serves 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main course.  I can’t […]

Recipe:  Crab Apple Jelly
Fruit

Recipe: Crab Apple Jelly

I was given some crabapples and decided to give it a go!  Another recipe that’s great on toast.  This recipe is my version cobbled from a few different recipes I found on the internet Ingredients Crab apples Water Cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon peel 450g sugar per 500ml juice obtained Method […]

September to do list
To do

September to do list

In southern England the days and nights are starting to get the autumnal feel.  There is a very definite chill in the morning air and night time temperatures are dipping below 10 degrees for the first time.  The to do list for this month includes: Tomato Blight – keep an […]

Wildlife
Garden visitors

Wildlife

Not only do we enjoy the garden for the produce but we also enjoy it for the visitors.

How To Grow Garlic
Garlic

How To Grow Garlic

Before we started gardening we thought garlic couldn’t be grown in the UK. In all honesty I never really spent much time thinking about where is came from. Now we know better. The UK is perfect for growing garlic. Garlic belongs to the alium family which also includes onions, shalotts […]

15 August 2010
Diary

15 August 2010

There goes another weekend.  In total five hours spend in the garden today: Harvested the remainder of the second early potatoes.  Despite them both being in potato bags the Kestral’s yielded more than the International Kidney’s Got the beetroot Alto and Detroit Two out.  We completely forgot to thin them […]