If the changing seasons delight you; if you're happy in your garden and love cooking what you grow;

if you keep hens and like flowers on your table - join me and we'll share the joys of life here at the Kitchen Garden.





Although I no longer have a shop, we randomly open the house and garden on an ad-hoc basis. We hold pop-ups at Christmas, garden parties during the summer, and take stalls at fairs.

Whitstable is looking forward to welcoming visitors to this year’s Open Gardens for the NGS on Sunday May 19th 10 till 5 (for more details see ngs.org.uk).

Look forward to seeing you.


Really pleased to show you my new book: The Garden Farmer, published by Square Peg with fabulous photos by Sarah Cuttle, available from all good book shops.

We’re also having a book sale. Here’s the last chance to buy copies of The Big Book of Garden Hens, All my Eggs in One Basket and its sequel Flying the Coop at ridiculously low prices. Why not buy a couple to give away as Christmas presents.


Keep up-to-date with goings-on at the Kitchen Garden-on-Sea with my blog, packed with news, seasonal recipes and pretty photos. I’ll try to remember to offer timely tips for those with hens and gardening advice. Catch up with my columns from the Sunday Telegraph and follow links to recommended websites that I love.

I'm having fun with my new Instagram feed. Have a look when you have a minute.