raising chickens for meat

Butchering Chickens – A Few Lessons Learned

As well as gardening, it’s also my dream to have a smallholding. Whilst that countryside dream is a few years away, my current suburban retreat means I can get a start – and that means chickens. I want to cull at least 25 this year; that’s one bird a fortnight to eat which I don’t think is too shabby considering I’m in an urban setting with just the average 3-bed… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.