When I first took on my plot 11 years ago, I was worried about how exposed the site was, so my first priority was a to plant a windbreak around my boundaries to protect my growing crops. Rather than just planting the usual mix of native hedgerow plants, I thought – why not get something edible out of it too?
If you took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch we’d love to hear what species you saw over the weekend (Friday 29th – Sunday 31st January).
The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch takes please from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 January. Find out how to take part.
Make the most of the hedgerow’s free fruit by making this delicious blackberry jam, which you can then enjoy throughout the year.