Yesterday was the big day and we drove over to Culzean Chooks on the West Coast of Scotland to collect our three beautiful new Cream Legbar pullets. Cream Legbars are beautiful birds that lay 270c blue eggs per year, although we’ve been told that they might be an olive green colour when they first start laying.
I’ve been wanting to try this nettle beer recipe out for a few years now – and just somehow never managed to get my arse in gear to do it. I’ve just bottled up some homemade elderflower champagne so now that my fermenting bucket is free again I decided to go get cracking with this one.
It’s super simple and I won’t know if it’s worked for a couple of weeks but here’s the recipe. (I halved the quantities just to try)
I first heard about a Chilean Guava on The Great British Garden Revival – a fantastic programme if you didn’t catch it btw – and from that moment I was desperate to get one!
Apparently Queen Victoria’s favourite fruit, and commonplace in Victorian times – it’s said to taste like a cross between a strawberry, a pineapple and bubblegum or candyfloss. They’re also heavily fragranced – like wild strawberries.
Was very excited to receive the following email from The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh yesterday….this has to be seen / smelled – will be keeping an eye on their updates (links below if you’d also like to follow)
A gardening expert I most definitely am not – enthusiastic novice more like, but it was still lovely to be asked to submit a tip for this article and there are some great tips in there.Full article here
Last weekend was Gardening Scotland – we’d never been before and it was BRILLIANT.
From the show gardens to the school’s entries, the craft hall and especially the main hall, I was in paradise! So many beautiful shapes, colours and inspiration all around – it was quite heady!