Making Apple Chutney

About 10 years ago my brother, Ken, bought me a Cox’s Orange Pippin apple tree, grafted to keep it small enough for my small garden. Over the years it has basically looked after itself with little or no pruning, but each year it produces a number of apples which I usually forget about and end up as food for the birds. This year I decided to harvest the apples whilst they were still on the tree and in good condition; […]

Harvest and Preserve your Garden Produce

You can eat your produce immediately or keep it to eat throughout the autumn and winter or you can dress them up and hand them to friends for Christmas presents.

Preserving your Garden Produce

I recently made marmalade from the fruit on my Calamondine plant; click here for the details, but at this time of the year there are lots of produce in your garden which can be preserved. Here are a few recipes to get you going:

Calamondin Marmalade

Calamondine is probably the most hardy citrus tree available in the UK and due to it’s small size makes an ideal citrus tree for any home. They also make great Christmas present particularly if they are in fruit.