Stratospheric Seeds

Stratospheric Seeds

Last month, for my day job, I was writing about helium. Helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe (after hydrogen) and the lightest of the noble gases (which point blank refuse to react with almost everything). Helium is produced by radioactive decay,...
Negative Nellies

Negative Nellies

Paula Cocozza had an article published in the Guardian yesterday, which was titled “No plastic please, Mum: my quest to make waste-free packed lunches”. In it she reported on a week where she and her 8 year old son Gabriel set out to fill his lunchbox with...
Hedge Hippy

Hedge Hippy

Hedge: The neo-pagan religions (such as Wicca and Druidism) centre around groups coming together for spiritual celebrations; druids have groves and witches and wizards have covens. But there have always been people who – through circumstance or inclination...
What can I grow in June?

What can I grow in June?

By June the vegetable garden is flourishing, with fresh crops of salads, leafy vegetables and baby roots arriving daily. There’s still time to sow some crops, to plug gaps, and if it’s too late to sow… well, you can normally find plants to buy (or swap with...