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Master Gardener Team in one place

Master Gardener Team in one placeJust thought you might like to see the full complement of the National Master Gardener team in one place. It’s a rare occurence as we run 5 programmes in Warwickshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and 2 in London. This was our team meeting at Gressenhall in Norfolk.

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Tomato blight, sex and kittens doing cute things

DOROTHY BOSWELL’S EMAIL TO HER HOUSEHOLDERS Dear Fellow Gardeners, I hope you all had a good summer and that your gardens are thriving. I came back from a week on the Isle of Wight to find all my beautiful tomato plants black and shrivelled with the dreaded blight. It wasn’t a complete surprise as a […]

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Ian Gannessingh’s exotic experiments

Ian Gannessingh’s exotic experimentsIn the heart of Camden Ian is experimenting with some exotics. He’s a great source of knowledge about what works in this country so if you have any questions about exotic vegetables, Ian’s you’re man. The seeds for the Jamaican Callaloo came from Anton at Garden Organic but Ian informs me that in Trinidad and […]

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Electronic household support!

Master Gardener Brigid Philip writes her households beautiful emails to keep them inspired and growing: Dear Master Gardener Households, How was your growing season? Thank you for such wonderful and encouraging reports back of your successes, and the variety and tastiness of your produce. Most of you have grown more than in previous years, and […]

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Chocolate courgette cake recipe

Chocolate courgette cake recipe 170g (6oz) butter 340g (12oz) sugar 3 eggs 285g (10oz) grated courgette 2 tsps vanilla essence 355g (12½oz) plain flour 75g (2½oz) cocoa 2½ tsps baking powder 1½ tsps bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 4 fl oz (110ml) milk 170g (6oz) walnuts, chopped Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. […]

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