Preserving Chilli Peppers – The Chilli Ristra

This year I've had quite a glut of chilli peppers, not that I'm complaining, I adore chilli peppers! Most years though I've usually eaten them as they ripen and very rarely have to concern myself with preserving (if only the I could say the same about courgettes... I swear there's a courgette fairy who wanders …

Build a Bat Box!

One of the major attractions of gardening for me is seeing what wildlife your efforts can bring into the garden. One way to increase the wildlife diversity in the garden though is to provide roosts or safe havens for them.   If you are fortunate enough to have bats frequenting your garden or allotment then …