Photo gallery

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 people – great fun and a great time

Preparing recipes

Preparing recipes for the Preserving workshop

Rosehip syrup

Rosehip syrup making

So much laughter

So much laughter

So much stuff

So much preserving – herbal butters, taragon vinegar and rosemary vinegar, meat rubbing salts, sweet chilli dipping sauce,pumpkin marmelade, chilli jam…..

Stir

Stirring the jams and sauces

Sweet chilli dipping sauce

Sweet chilli dipping sauce

Nasturtium pesto

Nasturtium pesto for the preserving workshop

 

Some of hte workshop ladies doiing their herbal butters

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

Heating up the bees wax to then use with lemon verbena as a balm

Weaving with nettles

Weaving with nettle yarn

Intense concentration on the Nettle workshop

Intense concentration on the Nettle workshop

Nettle skeins drying

Nettle skeins drying

Nettle skeins drying

Nettle skeins drying

Live demo hive FMurat

Live demo bee hive

Writing it all down

Writing it all down

 

 

The difference between cardoons and artichokes

The difference between cardoons and artichokes

 

Cooking demo in full swiing

Cooking demo in full swing

 

Summer in a drink

Hambledon Fizz and summer fruit

Lost in a sea of calendula in garden

Lost in a sea of calendula in garden

Cosmos

 

Gorgeous Calendula - a healing salve as well as a dye. Other flowers like Lavender and |Dahlias can also be used.

Gorgeous Calendula – a healing salve as well as a dye. Other flowers like Lavender and |Dahlias can also be used.

Lollipops green onions flowers

Lollipops green onions flowers from the greenhouse!

Lush chard, fennel, celery

Lush chard, fennel, celery in April!

Celeriac Prinz mini balls

Celeriac Prinz mini balls – the last ones in April

Claytonia in flower

Claytonia in flower – our winter salad and stir-fry staple now ready for the compost heap

Leek chutney

Leek chutney – an experiment with 10 kilos of Leeks left over – and we are in April!

Sweet chilli nuts ready to go into overn

Sweet chilli nuts ready to go into oven at the Chilli workshop

Chilli cook off

Chilli cook off – chilli workshop – some of the things we made

in modules

Sowing in modules – what to do in the garden

B

Bee-keeping workshop inspecting frames in Spring

We can't stop sowing

We can’t stop sowing

Cavolo Nero

Cavolo Nero very popular at lunches!

Chilli Little Orange

Chilli madness

Forcing Rhubarb

Forcing Rhubarb

 
W

Prepping chillies

Prepping chillies

Winter pruning in the orchard

Winter pruning in the orchard

Boxes and boxes of herbs to choose and make herbal teas from - fantastic day

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

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.

Herbal bath bags and herbal teas made form scratch with our Medical Herbalist Catherine Marshall.

Taking time out form a busy job - making with your hands at the Christmas wreath making workshop

Taking time out from a busy job – making with your hands at the Christmas wreath making workshop

Holly tea light - serene calmness

Holly tea light – serene calmness at our Christmas decoration workshop – using all the foliage from our very own garden

WS_pig

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

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

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 :)

Golden Hornet Crab Apple makes fab jelly – look pretty and is great food for birds :)

Turks Turban Pumpkin

Turks Turban Pumpkin – our harvest days

August Potager  bounty

August Potager bounty

Elecampane

Making a cutting garden 

Potager lush under the rain - helps the green manure to grow fast!

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

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.

Louise the Bee Keeper – our first workshop for 2014 is fully booked so we organised another in June 2014.

Some of the attendees

Fun at the workshop

Chillies in the greenhouse

Chillies in the greenhouse way back when – growing on

Herbal Potions and Lotions

Herbal Potions and Lotions

 

My name is Cucamelon & I add lime elegance to a G&T.. and I can be eaten like a sweetie....

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

Lushness in the veg beds

Amazing what you find under rubble and old pipes!

Amazing what you find under rubble and old pipes!

A nod to vintage find when we cleared the garden

A nod to vintage find when we cleared the garden

Herbs a gogo in re-purposed water tank

Herbs a gogo in re-purposed water tank

Learn about creating a cut flower patch

Learn about creating a cut flower patch

AlLl things modern and vintage

All things modern and vintage

Kales are keeping each other company

Kales are keeping each other company

Let's have a taste of these weird and wonderful veg!

Let’s have a taste of these weird and wonderful veg!

Map of the garden

Map of the garden

Willow weaving baskets

Willow weaving baskets

 

Looking down into the terraces

Looking down into the terraces

Parsley mania

Parsley mania

Purple mangetout Shiraz

Purple mangetout Shiraz

Red Admiral on a Tithonia flower

Red Admiral on a Tithonia flower – looking at different insects on our Garden Design for Wildlife workshop

 

Creating a wildlife garden

Creating a wildlife garden

 

The brassicas get a showing

The brassicas get a showing

Checking out a plant for propagation

Checking out a plant for propagation