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Spring in the Gardens 2018

The beautiful spring flowering Dicentra spectablis on flower with the black and white tulips of the kitchen bed coming into flower. One of South farms Malus sp. on...

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Spring in the Smallholding 2018

Over the next week or so the kitchen will be using the last of the pak choi, tatsoi and winter salads that have been growing...

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South Farm Autumn Garden 2017

As we make the transition through the autumn at South Farm, the plants, trees and bulbs are changing colour, emerging or starting to gove dormant...

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Autumn in the Smallholding 2017

As summer turns to autumn on the smallholding we begin the change over from our summer crops to winter vegetables. This means the end of...

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Pan Fried Pigeon Breasts on a Garlic Bruschetta with Peas, Beans, Baby Carrots and a Port Reduction

Start by blanching the baby carrots, peas and broad beans (shell them once blanched). Slice and rub the garlic on the Ciabatta, then season and pan...

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Spring in the Smallholding

In the protection of the polytunnels the overwintered peas have been providing wonderful pea shoots and flowers for garnish for much of the spring. The...

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May Gardens at South Farm

English bluebells are starting to naturalise around South Farm providing valuable under canopy colour under the trees including the magnificent stately Horse Chestnut in front...

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Winter in the Smallholding

The generally dry and cold winter has meant we have been able to do various landscape alterations to the smallholding without the place turning to...

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Winter Gardens at South Farm!

James Paxman's famous steam engine getting into the festive spirit ! The spring flowing into the garden pond.  Winter flowers on the Skimmia rubella planted winter pots. The...

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Smallholding Autumn Update

The autumn has brought wonderful news on the smallholding Eva has given birth to a bouncing baby boy! Welcome to the world Attila. While Eva...

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September Gardens at South Farm!

The oldest tree at South Farm, the noble old Horse Chestnut in front of the main house. The Cherry tree avenue lining the entrance to South...

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Summer in the Smallholding!

Fruit Cage Our re-worked and expanded fruit cage (which boast a fine selection of recycled materials) has been doing really well this year. Our tyre raised...

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