🧡🎙🧡 NEWS – Posh Baked Beans on Toast, anyone?
Hello there everyone! How are you all doing this week? There are a few signs of Spring here at Prickly Hedge, our snowdrops have come up. Well, that sounds very grand, we have about 5 in a pot! Every little helps lol.
We also have a few hazel catkins that have appeared on the tree, amazingly, as I mentioned before, other half definitely gave it a shave the other week. Was warranted though, because they can grow huge and even though Prickly Hedge is a rather large urban garden, it’s still an urban garden nonetheless. We have two oak trees growing and two huge Yew trees as well, so we have to be careful of our neighbour’s light being blocked.
The weather seems to have improved a little too, well here it has and it’s been slightly warmer, a little bit more like Spring but interspersed with bitterly cold days too. That little bit of heat though means we can start to think about planting or at least growing from seed.
Here’s an easy vegetable to grow, doesn’t grow too tall or take up too much space. Broad beans! I know a lot of people don’t like them but sometimes they can taste way sweeter when you’ve grown them yourself J Why not give them a try https://youtu.be/o4Dt7hzlNHU
And here’s a novel way to use the. Good old Jamie Oliver let’s us into the secret of making Posh Beans on Toast!
On a recycling theme, we have a little video coming up on how to make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle; https://youtu.be/7-0kjsXbmrs
And talking of birds, listen out for the song of the Mistle Thrush, you can check that out here https://youtu.be/68jDXIGUBMo
In news from abroad, the Biden administration have delayed the implementation of a Trump era ruling on migratory birds, reports the Huffington Post
“The Biden administration on Thursday delayed the implementation of a Trump-era rule that gutted protections for hundreds of species of migratory birds.
Finalized in former President Donald Trump’s final days in office, the rule codified a 2017 legal interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that effectively legalized the killing of migratory birds by corporations and individuals so long as the deaths were not intentional.”
Did any of you manage to create a Valentine Card from last week’s video, it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday. Even you didn’t create cards, it’s free to spread the love, so let’s do just that.
I hope you all have a great week and I’ll chat to you all soon.