• National Allotment Week

    Tomorrow is the end of a wonderful week of celebrations of allotments and their owners. I’ve been on a journey of looking at allotments and checking out Caribbean veg and other

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  • Late Summer Colour

    Late summer is richer, warmer, more golden. It’s the colour of wheat fields, bejewelled hedgerows and sunlight bathing you and everything else in a gentler, more golden, tone. August to September is

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  • Keeping Cool With Jamaican Sorrel

    As summer dances along and temperatures soar one of my favourite long cool drinks is Sorrel. Yes, purely speaking it is traditionally drunk at Christmas in the Caribbean as a festive

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  • Baked Summer Fruit Medley

    Summer fruit ripening in the garden and in country lanes enables us to create a lovely medley of hedgerow heaven and garden delights. Make the most of the soft fruit

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  • Pea, Mint & Coconut Milk Soup

    Fresh peas straight from the garden are a real delight.  Wonderfully sweet, you may find yourself like I do eating them straight away after picking, which doesn’t leave too many

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  • My Caribbean Kitchen Garden

    The kitchen worktop is covered in carefully arranged seed packets as I plot out what to grow and where to grow it.  As I look out at the garden I

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New Site

LorraineGardens is going .com!  Ok, well, .co.uk to be more precise:-) Change is good.  Come over and take a look at the pretty new site. You


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Urban Growing

Lovely. Local allotments in full swing last summer. Now that's how you do city planting! Edible town planter in my home town Birmingham last summer.