• Come on you Bees!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s with great pleasure that I officially announce that this year’s Bee Keeping Season is officially open!
    With it always being a little warmer in London, Spring seems to start a little earlier (if you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that our first spears of asparagus peeped through almost a month early in mid March) and the bees have been out foraging for a plethora of local nectar for many weeks already. Read the full post here.

  • Some you lose…

    One day last month when I was checking that the chickens had food and water, I did a quick head count and discovered one missing from the middle flock. I worked out which one by process of elimination and when I opened up the hen house, found her cold and dead. It’s always sad, but I reassured myself that she’d had a long life, most dates seem to be classified as pre or post pandemic nowadays, and can’t have been very ill or in much pain as she’d been running around the garden just the day before. Click through for full post with brighter news!

  • Introducing the first of our new regular posts on The Chiswick Calendar:
    Learning lessons and looking forward
    As we hunker down, whilst the nights are still long and the fairy lights have been packed away, we have the opportunity to look at the year ahead, as a blank canvas, and dare to dream before the weeks turn into months and the fruit trees are in blossom again.

  • The Country Smallholder Magazine has featured our Urban Smallholding in it’s magazine, and whilst I can definitely identify with the other pieces on poultry and preserving your harvest, I think the pages on big machinery and tractor reviews is a bit beyond our London back garden!

  • Media

    Your Harrogate – November ‘23

    Media 27th November 2023

    What a lovely surprise to see Hen Corner featured as a main attraction at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate this week – Can’t wait!​

  • Sharon Smith found out about Hen Corner when she visited RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival earlier this year. We were there with a few of our hens promoting the book…

  • We’ve enjoyed sharing our book with magazines, newspapers and TV shows and the response has been really encouraging.
    The October issue of Kitchen Garden magazine includes an extract from our section on keeping chickens and tells the story of how my grandparents’ hens kept their East End neighbours supplied with eggs during the war…

  • Media

    Hello! Magazine – September ‘23

    Media 7th September 2023

    Hello! Magazine – What a surprise… Eventbrite, our booking platform, asked us to support them in a fun challenge where competition winner Jennifer Barton would join an exciting event every…

  • It’s been great to work with Country Living over the years, both with the magazine and the live events and shows.
    Naturally we were delighted to see that they recommended our book in the ‘Going Greener’ section of this month’s Country Living Magazine.

  • We were delighted that Sophie Farrah, editor of The Richmond Magazine, could join us for the Press Preview of “Living the Good Life in the City”. When she sent over this piece from the August issue she said ‘I am LOVING the book! xx’