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Using hazel sticks for the polytunnel frame
Fuggo and Geoff |
Friday, 18th July 2014

Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management, that involves repetitive felling on the same stump (also known as a coppice stool), near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow...

Edd Kimber |
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

A simple yet delicious traditional English dessert with a mixture of fruit and Jordans Country Crisp Strawberries for a beautiful summery treat made...

Carl Legge |
Thursday, 26th June 2014

For me, one of the great joys of garlic are the 'serpents' that coil from the tops of hardneck garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon). These are best taken off the plant so...

Wendy Howard |
Friday, 20th June 2014

Quinta do Vale is an off-grid permaculture project of 2.5ha in the mountains of Central Portugal. It’s an evolving demonstration site for many aspects of sustainable living, with a particular...

Steve Niner |
Thursday, 5th June 2014

Take a piece of white cotton fabric, a torn up old sheet is perfect and fold in half.

Mark the centre on the top and bottom of the fabric.

Place leaves and flowers on one side of...

Gary's own solar panels
Gary Jack |
Monday, 26th May 2014

Don't get me wrong, there are good renewables contractors our there (as we have used some), and looking on the Micro Generation Certification Scheme (MCS) approved list, is a good place to start...

Unique Magazines |
Friday, 23rd May 2014

Learn about the taste, popular uses, planting, pruning and harvesting of Victoria plums, Conference pears and Braeburn apples.

Glennie Kindred |
Saturday, 17th May 2014

Every day the trees are becoming greener as the days get longer. There is an abundance of fresh oak, birch and lime trees, all of which can be made into wine or gin.

Just remember to not...