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Celeriac and Apple Mash Recipe

We had this celeriac and apple mash during a conference at Chatsworth House. It went well with the beef cobbler – and would be the perfect accompaniment for game. Ingredients for apple and celeriac mash: 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1
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Leek Soup Recipe

We have an abundance of leeks in the vegetable garden, so this leek soup recipe is being much enjoyed! Ingredients 2 leeks – washed & sliced (about 10oz) 2 potatoes – peeled & sliced (about 10oz) 3 rashers lean &
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Sprout Supper

Here is a recipe using Brussels sprouts which is ideal for a winter lunch or supper. Ingredients for 2 people: 14 cleaned Brussels sprouts medium onion peeled & chopped 4 rashers of bacon chopped rapeseed oil for frying black pepper
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Which wildlife should you encourage to live in your garden?

#sponsored  Which wildlife should you encourage to live in your garden? Although you may be tempted to keep your garden free from creepy crawlies and straying creatures, there are some animals that you should encourage to visit your back yard.
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Strawberry Window Garden

Sainsbury’s Bank – Money Matters  have given us permission to reproduce their guide for using strawberries in a window box.  Spring is a great time to start growing your own strawberries.  What could be better than picking fresh strawberries from your
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Seed Potatoes Mixed!

We have opened the packet of seed potatoes we bought from the garden centre on 4 February and found a mixed bunch! There are 4 large potatoes, 4 medium sized and 2 tiny ones.  We prefer large seed potatoes as
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Maris Bard – First early potatoes

Today we bought some Maris Bard potato seed.  Maris Bard are a first early, that is a very early potato, and the variety is a TopVeg favourite!  We like the flavour and they keep well in the soil. The photo
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Hemp has so many uses

Hemp has so many uses. watch the new video on this site: http://eastyorkshirehemp.co.uk/  
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Planting Potatoes

We started planting seed potatoes on 12 February in 2011,  not because conditions were ideal, but because work was taking Mike abroad, & he would be away for 4 weeks. Luckily the soil had been covered with a plastic sheet
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Young gardeners eat more fruit & veg

First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re away at university, compared with peers who don’t have green thumbs, US researchers say.  The research was published by Reuters on 26 December  2017 The more
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