Celebrate the last week of summer with a garden picnic

Celebrate the last week of summer with a garden picnic

Just as I was beginning to think that we’d bid a fond farewell to summer, the forecast is looking positively Mediterranean-like (almost) for the next week or two. So why not take advantage of this upturn in temperature and celebrate the last few days of summer with a cheery picnic in the garden?

A Modern Herbal: a new addition to my bookshelf

A Modern Herbal: a new addition to my bookshelf

I say new addition, but in actual fact, Penguin kindly sent me a copy of A Modern Herbal by Alys Fowler a couple of months ago. However, with the school summer holidays and an abundance of work projects to juggle, it remained unopened until last week.

The best portable pizza oven for your garden

The best portable pizza oven for your garden

On Sunday, on the first proper sunny day of the year, in North Wales anyway, we downed paint brushes and perfected our pizza dough, instead. And by perfected, I obviously mean that we unwrapped it from its Northern Dough Co. packaging and rolled it out. I'll talk about toppings in a minute, but have you met The Firepod pizza oven, yet?