Simple elderflower champagne recipe

Ingredients 7 elderflower heads 4.5 litres (1 gallon) water 650 g sugar 2 lemons 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Equipment 1 large bowl Plastic lemonade or water bottles, sterilised Pick the elderflower heads on a sunny morning. Shake off any bugs. Boil 1 litre of...

Hardworking tools

Our new patio – and the tools that helped make it. The edger cut the turf, the shovel lifted it. Then the hoe broke the soil up, which was shovelled into the wheelbarrow. Then the area was raked before the slabs were laid flat with the help of the spirit level....

Another use for the small riddle

Another use for the small riddle: tidy up the tubs. I removed the top layer of soil, added some compost, then riddled the soil I had removed back into the tub. This left the riddle with the stones which had disappeared down into the soil over the last year. I put them...