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30

Nov 15

No Contest – Bracken versus Spotted Orchids – war has been declared!

This particular little field has a very poor grass ley, it is on poor soil but as a result has...
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16

Nov 15

Hop Shop will be closed over the Christmas

In keeping with the last post   and to practice what I preach I have decided to close our hop shop...
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14

Nov 15

Loving our British Seasons

No sun - no moon!  No morn - no noon -  No dawn - no dusk - no proper time...
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be a hop grower for a season

8

Nov 15

Would you like to be a Hop Grower for a Season?

I wanted to mark this first year of A Bushel of Hops in some way - I didn’t want this...
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30

Oct 15

Rough Guide to the History of Preserving Hops by Drying in an Oast House

It is said you should never assume, but living with a hop growing family I did just that and simply...
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fuggle hops

27

Oct 15

The Fuggle Hop that Got Away

Ta da and the mystery item is revealed….   drum roll …… a copper plated hop. My friend Frances Geesin...
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cooking with beer

22

Oct 15

Cooking with Beer

A recipe with beer generally pings off the page to catch my eye - In the Sat Telegraph 26th September,...
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21

Oct 15

Apples and Flint

I visited the Apple Affair earlier this month at West Dean Gardens where I saw this beautiful floor, it reminded...
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