Wild Garlic

Use wild garlic, or Ramson, as you would any other garlic and include chopped young leaves for extra nutrition. It is milder in flavour and makes a lively addition (crushed and raw) to creamed or cottage cheese. Even two year olds have eaten my garlic cheese spread. And of course it tastes far better outdoors ...

Elderflower Champagne

For a refreshing drink that tastes of summer, look no further. And it's so easy to make, you won't be tempted to procrastinate and miss the weeks of flowering. We made Elderflower Champagne yesterday at the orchard. It's that easy. This recipe is from my trusty "Boxing Clever Cookbook"  by Jacqui Jones and Joan Wilmot. ...

Hello!

Hello!
Welcome to the orchard site! We've been wanting a distinct orchard website for a while, and have decided to set it up as part of the wider Highbury Community Partnership website. It gives the orchard project a clearer point of contact for first-time visitors, whilst fitting within the wider set of Highbury projects. The orchard ...

Very Greens

Lots of green in today's vistas, plus a fair amount of blue sky. No rain, and quite a bit of very welcome sunshine! The nettles, hemlock, thistle, balsam, bindweed, borage, buttercup and other plants are very dense, very vigorous, and need pulling, cutting or otherwise holding in check before they overrun the site. We'll need ...