A photo gallery for our website. Our courses and the great days we have. Join us for any of the workshops and courses we have available.
If you are looking something we don’t offer, why not suggest it? As long as it is to do with gardening, food, crafts, rural skills and a slower way of life, I am game to try and put on a workshop especially for you. Just email me enquiries(at)rootsshootsandleaves.com.
Great people – great fun and a great time
Preparing recipes for the Preserving workshop
Rosehip syrup making
So much laughter
So much preserving – herbal butters, taragon vinegar and rosemary vinegar, meat rubbing salts, sweet chilli dipping sauce,pumpkin marmelade, chilli jam…..
Stirring the jams and sauces
Sweet chilli dipping sauce
Nasturtium pesto for the preserving workshop
Some of the workshop ladies doing their herbal butters on our Herb day
Heating up the bees wax to then use with lemon verbena as a balm
Weaving with nettle yarn
Intense concentration on the Nettle workshop
Nettle skeins drying
Nettle skeins drying
Live demo bee hive
Writing it all down
The difference between cardoons and artichokes
Cooking demo in full swing
Hambledon Fizz and summer fruit
Lost in a sea of calendula in garden
Gorgeous Calendula – a healing salve as well as a dye. Other flowers like Lavender and |Dahlias can also be used.
Lollipops green onions flowers from the greenhouse!
Lush chard, fennel, celery in April!
Celeriac Prinz mini balls – the last ones in April
Claytonia in flower – our winter salad and stir-fry staple now ready for the compost heap
Leek chutney – an experiment with 10 kilos of Leeks left over – and we are in April!
Sweet chilli nuts ready to go into oven at the Chilli workshop
Chilli cook off – chilli workshop – some of the things we made
Sowing in modules – what to do in the garden
Bee-keeping workshop inspecting frames in Spring
We can’t stop sowing
Cavolo Nero very popular at lunches!
Winter pruning in the orchard
Boxes and boxes of herbs to choose and make herbal teas from – fantastic day
A pinch of this and a pinch of that herbal teas for various ills
Herbal bath bags and herbal teas made form scratch with our Medical Herbalist Catherine Marshall.
Taking time out from a busy job – making with your hands at the Christmas wreath making workshop
Holly tea light – serene calmness at our Christmas decoration workshop – using all the foliage from our very own garden
Lynn Keddie – famous photographer will be holding a workshop here in 2014
One of the 3 Workshops we did for Garden Design for Wildlife- starting with the theory
Discussing raised beds, pots and ways to prepare your garden for planting
Golden Hornet Crab Apple makes fab jelly – look pretty and is great food for birds :)
Turks Turban Pumpkin – our harvest days
August Potager bounty
Making a cutting garden
Potager lush under the rain – helps the green manure to grow fast!
I’m white and I taste oh so fresh and sweet… we love growing unusual veg here
Louise the Bee Keeper – our first workshop for 2014 is fully booked so we organised another in June 2014.
Fun at the workshop
Chillies in the greenhouse way back when – growing on
Herbal Potions and Lotions
My name is Cucamelon & I add lime elegance to a G&T.. and I can be eaten like a sweetie….
Lushness in the veg beds
Amazing what you find under rubble and old pipes!
A nod to vintage find when we cleared the garden
Herbs a gogo in re-purposed water tank
Learn about creating a cut flower patch
All things modern and vintage
Kales are keeping each other company
Let’s have a taste of these weird and wonderful veg!
Map of the garden
Willow weaving baskets
Looking down into the terraces
Purple mangetout Shiraz
Red Admiral on a Tithonia flower – looking at different insects on our Garden Design for Wildlife workshop
Creating a wildlife garden
The brassicas get a showing
Checking out a plant for propagation