Urban Bees and Should Hotels Grow their Own Vegetables & Provide Bee Sanctuaries?

Urban Bee Keeping on top of St Ermin's Hotel

Urban Bees and Should Hotels Grow their Own Vegetables & Provide Bee Sanctuaries? As our British bees continue to struggle, one success story is the rise of the “Urban Bee” – bees that are kept in built-up areas and in cities. One big hotel in London, St Ermin’s Hotel, has an amazing bee sanctuary on… 

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Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe

Potage, Stew, Broth or Gruel - or Soup by any other name! Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions

Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe We are now almost in the midst of October……..so, well into autumn now, and winter and the sparkling festive season are just a few weeks away. The nights have drawn in and the clocks will be going back an hour next week,… 

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Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs

Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs

Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs Nodding seductively by the gate to the drive, are several beautiful old-fashioned shrub roses, some of them bought and some of them from cuttings by my very green-fingered mum, who simply sticks rose (and other plants) stems into soil and they all take!… 

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Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven

Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven

Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven Just over a week ago I was invited to attend an open day at Perch Hill as part of my contribution as a writer for Garlic and Sapphire – along with several other bloggers who also write for Sarah Raven’s Garlic and… 

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Giveaway: Win 5 pairs of Tickets to The Spirit of Summer Fair with Clifton Nurseries

The Spirit of Summer

Giveaway: Win 5 pairs of Tickets to The Spirit of Summer Fair with Clifton Nurseries MY friends at the LOVELY Clifton Nurseries have offered ALL Lavender and Lovage readers a chance to win of one of FIVE pairs of tickets to the Spirit of Summer Fair, to be held at Olympia between the 15th and 18th of May 2013…. 

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December Herbs on Saturday: Win a Cath Kidston Christmas Decorations Book

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December Herbs on Saturday:  Win a Cath Kidston Christmas Decorations Book Welcome to the NEW December Herbs on Saturday Challenge! Before I tell you about the special challenge I have planned for your this month, I would like to say a HUGE thanks to Jen over at Blue Kitchen Bakes for guest hosting the event… 

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Giveaway: Win an Edible Christmas Wreath of your Choice worth £45 from Clifton Nurseries

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Giveaway: Win an Edible Christmas Wreath of your Choice worth £45 from Clifton Nurseries I am thrilled to be able to offer all Lavender and Lovage readers an amazing festive and beautiful prize, very kindly donated from my favourite London nurseries, Clifton Nurseries in Little Venice, a gorgeous Edible Christmas Wreath! These edible wreaths are made… 

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Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice I am delighted to offer three wonderful prizes for all you gardeners out there, whether it be window box, allotment or a large country garden gardeners – Seed Parade have very kindly offered THREE prizes of £30 worth of seeds… 

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The Big August Herbs on Saturday Round-Up and we Have a Winner!

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The Big August Herbs on Saturday Round-Up and we Have a Winner! I am late with my Herbs on Saturday Round-Up, I know and I am SO sorry – but, I DO have a reason, I made a careful note of ALL the entries throughout the month, and their recipe links, in a word.doc and I seemed to… 

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Herbs on Saturday ~ September Challenge: Win a copy of Herbs (River Cottage Handbook)

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~ Herbs on Saturday ~ September Challenge: Win a copy of Herbs (River Cottage Handbook) It’s SEPTEMBER and a new Herbs on Saturday Challenge!  Firstly, I want to say a HUGE thanks to Vanessa, author of Prepped and from Goddess on a Budget blog, for being the MYSTERY JUDGE! Secondly, a BIG thanks to all of you who entered last month, there were… 

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