Beetroot pickle

A quick overnight stay in #bessiebus and a supper of focaccia from the wonderful Hitchin Bakehouse, local ham and some homemake beetroot pickle and not forgetting a glass or two of wine!


Practical Herbalism at Triangle Gardens

On the Saturday 27 July I went on a Practical Herbalism workshop with Amy Allen at Triangle Gardens in Hitchin.  
I did a workshop with Amy last summer and she was brilliant and so full of information that I needed to go back and get another fill of her knowledge!
This was more hands on and she showed us how to make oils, tinctures and vinegars using a variety of plants. 

Three weeks later after leaving all to infuse, the potions were strained through muslin and bottled.

Surfinia Tower

These were planted up around Whitsun and have performed so well this year.  Regular deadheading (one of my favourite tasks) has just kept them blooming.