By Tony Murrell and Helen Jackson
At this time of the year there is something to be said for evergreen trees and shrubs. They add structure and interest to the garden where other leaf droppers don't. I have a few of my favourites that look good in any garden, especially at this time of the year, to share with you.
Wrap up warm…not you, your compost…what are some of the best ways or things that we can use to keep our compost heaps snuggly warm and working hard over the next few months?
Wash out! This week saw a deluge of rain like no other. Some gardens really suffered. I have some advice for you on how to protect your garden from washout.
Looking forward to a fun packed and full show from 6am on RadioLIVE!
I am nutty about nuts and following on from last week’s walnut recipes, this week we are covering off other nuts, and in particular, almonds and hazelnuts.
We will be talking to two nut growers with information for the home gardener on how to grow almonds and hazelnuts but be warned it may not be quite as simple as planting a tree and watching it grow.
Almonds are indispensable in many recipes whether as whole nuts or almond meal. Some of the best chocolate cakes contain ground almonds, like this flourless one.
Hazelnuts and chocolate are like tomato and basil but what else do hazelnuts work well with?
Although completely unrelated to nuts, this beef and ale pie recipe is such a winter warmer that I had to share it with you. Also check out our other pie recipes.