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Using fresh flowers on wedding cakes.

A Guide to Using Real Flowers on Wedding Cakes. There is a lot of confusion regarding using fresh flowers on Wedding Cakes so I thought I’d clarify a few points. First the negatives of using fresh flowers on wedding or other celebration …

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The Die Hards

The Die Hards – Out in the cold wearing just a Persil white vest….. A wee blog on winter salad Whilst salad is generally associated with the balmy days of summer (obviously not in the UK!) there are several salad …

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Rejoice in the return of the redheads!

The middle of March heralds the return of the red heads to the salad palette and it is great to see them back. Over the winter the low light levels result in the red lettuce leaves fading to muted brown …

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Sowing Marmite………

Once you move away from limp iceberg and start offering customers fresh and flavoursome leaves in their salad bags you  open up a whole can of worms (Well – not literally. Well – hopefully not at all). The first reaction …

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Watercress – does it realise that this is January?

The watercress in the polytunnel is putting on April growth in January as a reaction to this incredibly mild winter and this is a really welcome addition to the early salads. At this time of year our salads usually comprise …

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Globe Artichoke – Unlikely January Star

The Globe Artichoke is an unusual star for January but during the last few days, as temperatures have dipped, the artichoke patch has been a flurry as a variety of garden birds have pulled the chokes apart to reach the …

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Star of the week

The star of week one is red stemmed leaf radish Sai Sai which is flowering unseasonably early in our Devon field. The leaf radish is a fantastic plant. It germinates well and suffers little from pests and diseases if planted …

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