Dead Mans Zinger

This is a variation on the Dead Good Zinger and Passion is Dead cocktails from this site: https://www.deadmansfingers.com/make-mine-a/ I love spicy alcoholic drinks particularly that are unusual and this fits the bill. A great little drink to add to halloween parties, or any pirate themed event! Ingredients Dead Mans Fingers spiced rum Mango juice Ginger…

Perfect Steak

Intro I love steak but on the rare occasions I’ve cooked it I’ve made a hash of it! This method should produce great results every time! Ingredients Steak cut of choice (Sirloin for me) Sea salt Cracked black pepper Olive oil Utensils Frying Pan Method Remove your steaks from the fridge at least one hour…

BBQ Pulled Pork in a Bun

Intro A simple easy meal that serves four. I’ve always loved pulled pork as it has such great texture and flavour. This slow cooker recipe has a rich, sweet BBQ flavour. Ingredients To Serve Brioche buns Pickles Red onion, sliced Corn on the cob Nob of butter Filling Olive oil Ground rock salt Ground black…

Garden Nasturtium

Both climbing and cascading with an abundance of vibrant flowers. Large leaves make this a bushy plant that spreads. Great for climbing trellis and hanging baskets. I planted in a trough. Grown for the first time this year, a trough has proven to not to be the best choice. Requires regular pruning. My Notes for…

Petunia Rapide

Petunia’s produce an abundance of beautiful flowers. Another sprawling plant with curving but strong stems. These particular Petunia’s are cascading so great for tall planters, hanging baskets, large pots and troughs. Another flower I’ve I’ve grown from seedling for the first time this year. The seeds were indiscriminate so I have a mix of white,…

Calibrachoa Starlight Blue

Calibrachoa is a sprawling plant with strong stems supporting small bushy leaves and small but abundant flowers. The flowers are typically shaped like miniature Petunia flowers. I’ve grown these from seedling for the first time this year. Largely because I’ve bought them in as plants before, love cascade plants, and petunia flowers. The starlight blue…

Bell Peppers

This isn’t the first time I’ve attempted to grow bell peppers but it’s the first time I’ve persevered with them. They are startlingly easy to grow. As easy is sowing seeds, watering as needed and watching them grow! I germinated and grew mine on a windowsill. The following picture is at 12 weeks: Notes Do…

Tomatoes – Moneymaker

Tomatoes are easy to grow though they do need a lot of direct sunlight, warmth during the day and cool at night to fruit. I’ve grown tomatoes before in a greenhouse, but this time I’m growing them in the house. I’ve germinated on the windowsill, then transplanted to a grow bag (in a grow bag…

Tomatoes – Tumbling Tom

First time growing these tomatoes. I germinated on a windowsill to get them going then transferred to polythene hanging baskets once they reached 4 inches in height. This was a mistake. The vertical edges of the polythene rub against the stems of the tomato plants when its windy. Some of the young plants have been…

Petchoa Beautical French Vanilla

Petchoa is a genetic cross between Petunia and Calibrachoa. They produce strong stems with bushy leaf like a Calibrachoa, and lovely large bell shaped flowers of striking colour much like a Petunia. I’ve grown these from seedling for the first time this year. Largely because I’ve bought them in as plants before, love cascade plants,…