As a gardening journalist I’m lucky enough to combine my love of growing with my work, so it was fascinating to be commissioned to look into the history of the grow-your-own movement by Great British Food magazine.
I also delved into the history of the summer tradition of the ice-cream van for Great British Food, looking at how this much maligned industry is ringing the changes, quite literally, to stay one cone ahead of the competition…
In mid June I offered fellow gardeners my usual monthly roundup of jobs and activities to do in your garden…
Investigating the ingredients which go into commonplace food and drink is often a theme of my food journalism and Great British Food magazine asked me to explore why malt is such a vital ingredient of British beer.
Returning to my own Northamptonshire allotment, I posted a guide to succession sowing on your plot, to make the most from the growing season, and avoid those gluts!
And finally, I dusted off my bike and worked up a sweat looking at the benefits of working out, outside, rather that on the treadmill, for an Essentials Magazine feature.