Tendrils: 160722

Tendrils: 160722

In honour of the release of The BFG in the UK today, I’m going to start Tendrils with a trip into the archives to learn how to grow your own Snozzcumbers before moving on to today’s crowd-sourced special topic: how to eat courgette flowers (or zucchini flowers if...
Good fences make good neighbours

Good fences make good neighbours

One of the first things that Ryan and I did in the garden (whilst waiting for the patio to be laid) was paint the (existing) fence. We have a lot of fences in the garden; the back garden has fences along two sides, and both of the front gardens have picket fences....
Tendrils: 160715

Tendrils: 160715

Hello! Welcome to Tendrils, your exciting weekly round-up of lovely plant-related things I find on the internet.We’re starting with Ian’s Walk on the Wild Side today, learning about the surprising fig forest in Sheffield that owes its existence to the Industrial...
The edible dahlias are settling in

The edible dahlias are settling in

As I mentioned in Tendrils last week, my edible dahlias have arrived from Lubera UK. I was disappointed, in the spring, to discover that the crowns I had tried to overwinter weren’t going to spring back to life. It’s not altogether surprising; stored in the shed they...

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