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Mark Diacono's Garden Cocktails

Garden Cocktails

I like Jane Fonda. I like Jane Fonda for a lot of reasons, but chief among them this week, is that she has reminded me of the pleasures of ginger ale. Men (mostly in beards that they will one day see as the facial equivalent of leg warmers) have...More >
Tags: Garden cocktails, cocktails, bellini, gimlet, rum, prosecco, mojito, Mark Diacono, Otter Farm, kitchen garden, herbs, cocktail recipes
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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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What challenges an English Gardener?

My name is Birgit Bayer, I'm a Garden Designer with all of my heart and soul. I trained in the UK and fell in love with the country whilst I lived there. Unfortunately, I have moved back to Germany for family reasons but have chosen this opportunity...More >
Tags: Guest blog, Birgit Bayer, plant care, gardens, RHS Hampton Court
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Get down in the dirt - Guest Blog

Although I may curse when clay-laden earth is clagging up my boots and tools, soil is truly an amazing thing. Too often we look to the plants first and forget that it is the soil that provides them with almost everything that they need. It is its...More >
Tags: matthew Haddon, soil, autumn planting
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