Tendrils: 160923

Tendrils: 160923

Welcome to Tendrils! In this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, the alliums in the front garden (mainly chives) are being badly attacked by blackfly at the moment. Considering that our front windows are home to hibernating ladybirds all winter (mainly invasive...
Overwintering alliums 2016: garlic and onions

Overwintering alliums 2016: garlic and onions

When I clear the next bed it will be time to plant the overwintering onions. I choose to plant my onions in the autumn for two reasons; the first is that I like having the beds filled overwinter. It’s nicer than having a bare garden to look at. The second is that they...
Book review: Flattened Fauna

Book review: Flattened Fauna

There’s a certainly delicious irony in the fact that my copy of Flattened Fauna: A field guide to common animals of roads, streets, and highways has become resolutely three-dimensional whilst I have been reading it. I couldn’t get it to flatten down for a photoshoot,...

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