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Raspberry and Szechuan Pepper

Mark Diacono: Four Garden Recipes

If, like me, you have a penchant for leather, read on. In those few weeks between summer proper and the woodsmoke of autumn, I like to do a little preserving. A little pickling, freezing and drying of what's coming to an end in September. This year...More >
Tags: Mark Diacono, Guest blog, Otter Farm, garden recipes, fruit leather, pickled chillies, salt and pepper padron peppers, shiso and rose vodka
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Kew Students outside Broughton Grange Greenhouse

Garden Tours with Kew's Diploma Students

Last week we had the pleasure of meeting a group of students who are studying the Kew Diploma in Horticulture . We took them on a tour of Thenford Arboretum & Gardens , and Broughton Grange ; Oxfordshire's most influential and admired gardens...More >
Tags: Kew Gardens, greenhouses, Thenford Estate, Broughton Grange, garden, Kew Students, Garden tour, events, alitex
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Lavender

Five Herbs from the new Kitchen Garden

I have a sunburnt ear. I also have a new garden. Six weeks ago, there was a sea of mud; today, a young but beautiful kitchen garden. It's not often you get to start again from scratch, to windscreen wipe the mistakes and follow new ideas without the...More >
Tags: Mark Diacono, Otter Farm, Guest blog, kitchen garden, herbs
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Breaking Ground at Westminster Stone

Breaking Ground with Westminster Stone

We have used Westminster Stone 's beautiful paving year after year on our stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It is admired by all who visit the stand, they remark on how it looks like it has been there for centuries. This year, we continue the...More >
Tags: westminster stone, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Paving, Flooring, chelsea flower show
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Weaves and Leaves

Are your pants pineapple?

Hidden on the banks of the Thames, since 1673 the extraordinary Chelsea Physic Garden has had a wide-reaching impact around the world, in the 1700's it was the most important centre for plant exchange on the planet. Today the garden exists to remind...More >
Tags: chelsea flower show, Chelsea Physic Garden, Weaves and Leaves, hidcote greenhouse
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Stark & Greensmith Panels

Interview: Stark & Greensmith

We interviewed Martine Le Gassick and Mat Webb Jenkins, the creators of Stark & Greensmith . We will be working with them for our stand at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 . They will provide the stand with some of their beautiful panels to enhance the...More >
Tags: Stark & Greensmith, chelsea flower show, garden design, Garden Panels, aluminium, Corten Steel
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