"Our chicken house is under an old plum tree with two or three old and not very productive apples close by. Ours love being near trees, sometimes perch in them, like scratching in leaf litter. Great idea I think!"
This is a fabulous book. Unusual things to grow, how to grow them and how to cook them. One of the best gardening books ever! A longer review on my blog if you are interested.Unreservedly recommended.See More
"I have my copy too and I am loving it. Straightforwardly written, brimming over with energy and enthusiasm. Not quite ready to blog about it yet as am spinning it out! Yes and yes, to trying both crops and recipes, and delighted to find that some of…"
"Thanks for birthday message! Have had good day: made apple, pear and ginger conserve (had one message from a friend calling it bear and ginger which I liked!), made a cushion cover, picked loads of raspberries and went out with OH for a meal. Highly…"
"Having already given my vote for Monty, Carol and Alys, I would add that I think Sarah Raven is not great on TV. Her books are really good and I would stick to those!
And yes to Geoff Hamilton as the man. He was a hero."
"I agree totally about Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook. Until I grew veg on a large scale (well, large compared to before) I didn't appreciate quite how good this book was. There are all sorts of things here I return to again and again and…"
"Tricky, our Charlottes were definitely worth it and have yet to lift Roosters and Pink Fir Apple. Think we might have grown too many. I agree that there are things which might not be worth the effort but have yet to work out what they are!
"I went to the spring one with other garden bloggers and it was great, will definitely go again. The Autumn one sounds more interesting in terms of veg stuff but I don't think I will manage to get there this year.
"I am like Caroline, I have so many gardnening books they practically need their own room. I love the sound of Mark's new book and have emailed Quadrille in case they are still looking for reviewers. Might be interesting to organise some book…"
"Like I need an excuse to waste yet more time - although I am finding my time online shrinking by degrees. But this seems lovely, will have an explore, and will have to dig some of my pretty veg pic out to beautify my page! x"
Like I need an excuse to waste yet more time - although I am finding my time online shrinking by degrees. But this seems lovely, will have an explore, and will have to dig some of my pretty veg pic out to beautify my page! x