Chickweed – a mildly annoying weed to gardeners and allotmenteers, as it spreads rapidly across cultivated soil but is also easily removed – turns out to be full of vitamins and minerals, as well as being a recognised medicinal herb with healing and cleansing properties.* More »


Common brown snails, the sort you find in the garden, can be just about worth eating but you have to put in time and a lot of extra flavour to make a worthwhile dish – but with the benefit of managing the numbers of molluscs in your garden during the early growing season (April-June), it might be worth the effort. Have a look around the web for more information but this is what I’ve been doing … More »

Elderflower and Gooseberries

The elder tree blooms from mid May through to early July – big saucer-shaped clusters of tiny flowers. You’ll find them in almost every hedgerow. More »