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Cock O’ The Walk

chickenI’m a full time mum who runs a small business from home while the kids are at school, so I’m well used to spending a lot of time on my own. However, the one place I am never alone is the garden. While I dig or prune, mulch or potter there is always at least […]

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Brilliant Autumn Harvest celebration in Lincoln!

Brilliant Autumn Harvest celebration in Lincoln!What an enjoyable event for Lincolnshire Master Gardeners – informative and interactive sessions led by other MGs and visitors from other local food-growing initiatives, and a lovely lunch. Great idea bringing our chutneys to share, and we promised an exchange of some key recipes. Hope Rick can fit in the extra work when I send […]

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Recipe: Green Tomato Chutney

green tomato chutneyThis recipe is provided by Master Gardener Jane Green Tomato Chutney (Veg should be weighed after preparing) 450g      Apples Cooking or eating or mixture 450g      Onions White or red, red gives a pink tinge to finished product 450g      Tomatoes Green or red 1/2 pint Pickling vinegar 225g       Sugar Cheap […]

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Gardening through the coldest months

Gardening through the coldest monthsBy Hannah Towers Winter is a dormant season for many plants, although it’s not a dormant season for us gardeners. There are many jobs during the colder months we can do to prepare our garden for the next year. It’s the time for us to insulate greenhouses, prune fruit trees and even plant garlic.   […]

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Squashed

pumpkinsIt begins in August when we return from holiday to an infestation. Neatly tended vegetable beds are swamped in a riot of squash vines. Their glorious golden trumpets have skipped from succulent courgettes to monster marrows in our absence. All around the village these horticultural beasts appear on front lawns with pleading signs ‘Please help […]

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