Brian and Helen at Gordon grow great garlic. Joan and I visited today, to buy some, in readiness for our fundraising planting at Ron and Julia's tomorrow. We picked up 3kg of Australian White, already sprouting and wanting to be planted, plus a kilo of Spanish Rojo (the variety Penny Woodward recommended for us after … Continue reading Getting the garlic, and maybe some new members?
Our garden turns seven this May. Our ‘Membership Day’ is on again, but it’s not just for members this year. Download the flyer here. Come along and have a wander through the garden (it's been a fantastic autumn for growth, and not just the food plants!) and meet other gardeners, have a cuppa, cake, and … Continue reading Join us on May 21 for the garden’s septenary
Top up the jar with olive oil before you put the lid on! Good luck and good preserving.
Just like a term deposit, preserving olives demands a six month wait (at least) and patience. But at least with olives there's probably a bit more interest involved! Today at the garden Julie and Julia helped us preserve around 40kg of olives generously donated to the garden by locals Louise and Peter. They had dealt … Continue reading First, float your (nest) egg …
I view autumn as another (better?) spring; the flush of growth, good growing conditions, very pleasant conditions for being out in the garden and, hopefully, less watering. And in Newstead, it usually lasts longer than spring proper! We are certainly into autumn over this past week. So time to get active if you want to eat through … Continue reading The second spring