Home grown Victoria Plums, Blueberries and Pears

Seasonal food: Victoria Plum Crumble

I’m proud of our wee country for being able to produce it’s very own fruit! That’s why I feel compelled to do things with it. Right now the contents of my kitchen table are all locally grown NI fruits given to me by lovely organic comrades. We all know there is only so long you …

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Green gardening

Gardening can be an expensive business. Having grown up on a farm where there were always lots of random containers, bits of wood or off-cast utensils lurking in dark corners, its hard to go to corporate garden-land and pay £15 for a piece of plastic to put your spuds in. I have tried to use …

Salvaging – not just for sisters

Out by Balerno reservoir, the old boardwalk over the bog has recently been dismantled, leaving all this lovely wood for a canny passer-by. We have bemoaned the lack of good sun-spots in the back garden, so the boys wanted to create a decking at the bottom (for free), so we can enjoy all those sunny …