A Message From the Future

A Message From the Future

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple.
Hex It!

Hex It!

The spectre of a No Deal Brexit has faded somewhat, with the EU giving us an extension until Halloween. Halloween. Someone in the EU has a sense of humour. I’m still going to grow my ‘Brexit’ garden this year; who knows, perhaps I can gather...
Solarpunk: Radical optimism

Solarpunk: Radical optimism

The world seems to have wandered into unending gloom and doom at the moment. The UK’s political chaos, the world’s descent into intolerant hate, the ignored urgency of the climate emergency… and the weather has turned damp and dank (as April tends to...
Swimming with the fishes

Swimming with the fishes

As I mentioned last month, for the time being I have decided to use my low-level trough planter for flowers, rather than the mini pond I had originally intended it for. Still, at some point in the future I would like a garden with a water feature. A natural swimming...
How to Protect Your Plants

How to Protect Your Plants

“April showers bring May flowers.” English proverb The traditional way of telling whether soil is warm enough to start planting outdoors is (allegedly) to see whether you can stand to sit on it with a bare bottom. In this day and age, with smaller gardens and nosier...
What Can I Grow in April?

What Can I Grow in April?

Ah, April, a month that gives us leaves on the trees, blossom in the hedgerow, and a headache with its changeable weather. We gardeners would love April to be a season of sunshine and soft showers. But, instead, we need to plan for sleet and hail, or even snow. As the...