Saturday, 17 October 2009

Mulching up a swale

Did a bit more mulching today and Simon built up a swaleso as to catch more run-off especially around the gate.

The are doing so well we've done a second lot of divide-and-transplant with them. They look fab!

Here's a little pic outlining the swale.

Tomorrow is another sunny day!

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Monday, 5 October 2009

Understanding horseradish

Here's our first piece of harvested horseradish! Our friends John and Jess gave us this horseradish to look after and it's doubled in size in about twelve months. The smell is amazing! It's quite herbacious compared to the processed kind. I read that the longer you let a cut piece oxidize, the more fiery the taste.

I also found a cranberry relish recipe which uses a bit of horseradish, so will give that a go. Ah, that nose-clearing sensation!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Technology comes to Hackett

Warning: this is not gardening related!

I bought an iPhone just the other day, which means I have big plans for recording what we are doing in the garden! I've downloaded a blogger app and a photo blog app to be able to capture our hardening activities and post them quickly without too much double handling. As you can imagine with a one year old, that's pretty ideal!

So this is my first iPhone post with many more to come!

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