Highbury Honey 2

Did you know that at Highbury Orchard, we are Bee Landlords? We have five stands of bee-hives quietly buzzing away on the far eastern side to our site. The "rent" is paid in jars of honey which we sell for the benefit of our projects, but the bees also help to pollenate our plants. Last ...

Wassail recipes

SPICED APPLE JUICE We use this unique recipe at Christmas time as well as the January Wassail 2L apple juice half a vanilla pod 6-8 slices ginger 2-3 cinnamon sticks 1-2 tsp whole cloves zest of 1 orange 1-2 tbsp whole mace 1 pomegranate Place all ingedients in a cooking pot and bring gently to ...

Snow Fun

A bit of sudden snowfall left us with a winter wonderland, and just-so-much chance of doing serious work. So we did some pruning along the old railing, laid up the cuttings as a deadhedge, then had fun making a snow fort! We also discovered three trees had split under the weight of the snow. Two ...