October 2009

Comfrey – Dave Hamilton

Common Comfrey is related to both the herb ‘borage’ and the similar plant ‘Russian comfrey.’   Herbalists have used it for centuries, including the [...]

October 30, 2009 // 5 Comments

Wild Flower Gardens – Dave Hamilton

This method of establishing a wild flower garden I stumbled on quite by mistake and have since encouraged others to try the same. After harvesting my carrots I left the [...]

October 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

A quick guide to vitamins – Dave Hamilton

Vitamins can be broken into two groups – Fat soluble and water soluble. The Fat Soluble vitamins are Vitamins A, D, E and K.   They are stored in the liver so unlike [...]

October 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Iron, Calcium and Salt – Dave Hamilton

Iron Iron is useful throughout the body but it is mainly present in our blood where it is attached to a molecule known as haemoglobin. It is the presence of these haemoglobin [...]

October 30, 2009 // 3 Comments

Dandelion crop or pest?

Dandelions are traditionally a well-know bane of most gardeners, their deep roots make them a tough weed to eliminate from any plot.   To ensure they do not return the [...]

October 30, 2009 // 8 Comments

Clafoutis aux cerises

While teaching in France I was introduced to this recipe by one of my colleagues who had a few very productive cherry trees in her garden. Throughout June and July the usual [...]

October 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

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