November in the garden

I know I said the nights were getting chillier in October, but we are definitely on the countdown to winter now. We’ve had a couple of frosts already and there is less colour everywhere, with…

View Post

October in the garden

The nights are getting chillier and longer, and everywhere I look there are pumpkins on display. Yes, it’s October now, time of mists and mellow fruitfulness (to misquote a Romantic poet, Keats). So, what jobs…

View Post

Recipe: easy damson jam

Is there anything nicer than homemade jam on hot buttered crumpets? Damson jam to be more precise, with its lovely sweet but tart flavour? As I had so many damsons left over after making damson…

View Post

Recipe: easy damson or sloe gin

Are you a gin lover? Well, in my September gardening post, I said I’d be making some luscious damson gin and sloe gin again. If you live near a public hedgerow (sloes) or have access…

View Post

How to move your blog to a new domain without losing SEO

I’ve made a decision that I know is going to involve a LOT of work.  Probably some nail biting.  Certainly some sleepless nights.  I‘m going to move my self-hosted WordPress blog to a new domain,…

View Post