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Italian Style Courgette SoupItalian Style Courgette Soup

 This is a great recipe for a glut of courgettes. The creamy soup covers tender, diced pieces of courgette that add a contrasting texture.

Courgette Basil & Ricotta TartCourgette Basil & Ricotta Tart

This fresh, rustic tart will be a tasty addition to any summer table and is another way to enjoy some of the season's best produce.

Courgette & Chard TartletsCourgette & Chard Tartlets

 A delicious and easy recipe to follow, you can use beetroot tops or spinach instead of chard leaves.

Making Insecticidal SoapMaking Insecticidal Soap

A great way of getting rid of soft bodied insects like aphids and black fly without harmful chemicals, also due to the hature of this spry if used carefully there is virtually no risk to bees and other useful polinators!

Potato & Tomato BlightPotato & Tomato Blight

Potato and tomato blight is a disease caused by a fungus-like organism which spreads rapidly in the foliage and tubers or fruit of potatoes and tomatoes in wet weather, causing collapse and decay.  Once you have it, it is pretty much game over for the infected plant, so how do we limit its effect.....

Courgette & Mushroom CannelloniCourgette & Mushroom Cannelloni

 Proving once more how versatile the humble courgette is, this dish is a must try!

Powdery MildewPowdery Mildew

 What is Mildew?
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease of the foliage, stems and occasionally flowers and in very severe cases even the fruit are effect by a superficial fungal growth that covers the surface of the plant.  But what can we do about this disease?

flea beetleFlea Beetle

Adult flea beetles are very tiny, just 2-3mm (1/10 inch) long. They're black, brown, or bronze sometimes with stripes and with enlarged hind legs. They jump like fleas when they're disturbed. The larvae live in the soil and are thin, white, legless grubs with brown heads.

Spiced Chicken & Chargrilled Courgette SaladSpiced Chicken & Chargrilled Courgette Salad

 This dish is a hearty, flavourful salad, served warm or cold. The total time includes marinating the chicken for 2 hours.

Leek RustLeek Rust

Leek rust is a very common fungal disease of leeks, but also can affect onions, garlic and chives. The fungus causes bright orange, raised spots, pustules on leaves.


 What are wireworms?
A They are the grubs or larvae of click beetles, sometimes known as skipjacks. Although there are 60 or so species of click beetles, only five species (Agriotes obscurus, A. sputator, A. lineatus,
Athous haemorrhoidalis and Ctenicera) are troublesome to gardeners.

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