Author: Phil

Fieldcrest Featured in Cheshire Life

Fieldcrest Garden is featured in the latest edition of Cheshire Life, in their article on ‘Six of the Best Summer Gardens in Cheshire’. We’re so pleased to have been included on this list!...

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Charity Open Days in July

Fieldcrest Garden will be open for charity on Tuesday July 1st, from 1-4pm. All proceeds will be for Wirral Hospice St John’s. Entrance is free, but a suggested contribution of £3.50 would be welcome to support this very worthy charity, and tea / coffee and cake is available. We will also be open twice during the week of the Open Golf Championship being held in Hoylake – on Tuesday July 15th and Thursday July 17th. If you’re visiting Wirral for the week and have some spare time, why not come for a look round the garden and a...

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Primulas and Auriculas

There are lots of choice Primulas in bloom during spring. You can really appreciate some of the choice ones by putting them in individual pots and containers. Primula Francisca – an unusual yellow/green frilly flowerer. Happy in limy and ordinary soils in part shade. Attractive to butterflies and moths. This frost hardy container is filled with Primula Auriculas. These are hardy alpine plants with are suitable for growing in the garden, but are as happy in pots. The varieties in this pot are Lee Paul, Peggy and which are all Alpine Auriculas and Nymph which is a double auricula. They flower from March – May and are highly scented. Some enthusiasts build ‘Auricula Theatres’ to display their plants; outdoor shelves or step ladders can perform the same task in smaller...

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Fines Herbes Box

The ‘Woody’ box contains the main ‘Fines Herbes’ used in classic  French cooking, comprising Chives, Tarragon, Chervil and Parsley. Fine Herbes Omelette Recipe Ingredients • 2 eggs, at room temperature • A small handful of chopped mixed herbs, such as chives, tarragon, chervil and parsley • A large knob of butter • Crusty bread, to serve Method 1. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly with a fork. Add the chopped herbs and season with salt and pepper. 2. Heat the butter in a 23cm nonstick or cast-iron pan over a medium-high heat until foaming. Once the foam dies down, pour in the egg mixture and gently shake the pan to distribute. Cook for 20 seconds or so, until it begins to bubble, then draw it into the centre with a wooden spoon and shake the pan again to redistribute the uncooked egg. The omelette is cooked when the base is set, but it is still slightly runny in the middle (unless you don’t like that). Remove the pan from the heat and fold 2 sides into the middle. Shake the pan so the edges roll together then turn the omelette onto a plate, folding it over in the process. Serve with bread. Per serving 409 cals, 29.7g fat (13.7g saturated), 18.1g protein, 16.7g carbs, 1.3g...

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Anyone for Tea?

The next course coming up at Fieldcrest Garden School is a short session on growing and making herbal teas. A fun, informative two hour session on which garden herbs make great herbal teas, how to grow them, and lots of tasting! Book your place on our growing herbal tea session...

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Plant sales now closed for the Winter

Thank you to everyone who visited us this year. We'll be back in the spring!

Fresh Cut Flowers

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