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What My Patio Has Taught Me About Herbs

What My Patio Has Taught Me About Herbs

Sometimes, the days when you’re bored are the most dangerous… Last weekend, with the plot sleeping for the winter and a bike ride done,..

December 14, 2014 with 3 Comments
Tips for Protecting and Preserving Herbs Over the Winter

Tips for Protecting and Preserving Herbs Over the Winter

I sit writing this at 7:30pm, and its dark outside. The weather is chillier and wetter. I think the proper term is ‘distinctly..

September 13, 2013 with 4 Comments
What Can I Use Lemon Balm For?

What Can I Use Lemon Balm For?

I really wish everything grew as fast as my lemon balm plant. I dug this speedy herb up from my mate’s dad Bob’s garden last summer...

May 20, 2013 with 10 Comments

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope.

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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?
  • (Not) An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #7 Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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