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January 2014

Thumbs up from Country Living magazine

15 January 2014

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Genus Performance Gardenwear got a great review in Country Living this month.

It seems that more and more people are beginning to appreciate the Genus style of technical clothing for the gardener.

We are sure that wearing high performance clothing for gardening will become the norm in the future.

So, all you gardeners, throw out your old clothes now and experience the comfort and pleasure of Genus clothes.

A big thanks to Country Living.

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Genus gets review in House & Garden

8 January 2014

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"Clever Kit" is how House & Garden describes Genus gardening clothes.  This is a great review with good images of the women's trousers, gilet and jerseys in duck egg blue and orange.

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Genus men's gardening clothes are making news

8 January 2014

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The February issue of Self Build & Design magazine writes about Genus trousers, saying that "These trousers from Genus may be aimed at the gardener, but their versatility and light comfortable fit also make them suitable for some of those messy jobs on site.  Whilst not as heavy duty as specialist builders' trousers, DIYers will find them better fitting and more comfortable."

This is a great review.  A big thanks to Self Build & Design.


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Verve Kent and Absolutely Chiswick

8 January 2014

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Genus continued to have a great Christmas in the press.  Absolutely Chiswick and Verve Kent, two regional glossies, recommended Genus gardening clothes as gifts for the season.

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Parsnip soup

6 January 2014


I’ve finally managed to harvest the parsnips. You need to wait until the leaves die down before lifting them, but that was in the middle of Christmas. When I finally had a few minutes to spare, it was raining heavily.

Not ideal, but once the mud was washed off, there were several kilos of wonderful fresh, home-grown parsnips.

Much of what I grow in the Genus vegetable garden is made into soup so I, and all the visitors who come to Field Cottage, can enjoy the produce right through the year. The two parsnip soups I chose this time were really successful so I’d like to recommend them to you.

Creamy parsnip and apple soup

I used this brilliant recipe from the BBC food pages.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a Bramley apple tree, so the apples are shop bought. I’m thinking about planting a Bramley this year, as it’s so useful to have cooking apples for pies, desserts and of course for this soup.

Spicy roasted parsnip soup

The other parsnip soup I made was also from one of the BBC food sites. This is wonderfully tasty, not too spicy.

In both recipes, the onions and garlic came from the garden, so I would say I’m some way towards being self-sufficient, even if that’s not my aim.


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