My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden

This is a guest post by Nic Wilson – a garden designer, community garden volunteer and enthusiastic grower of unusual fruit, vegetables and herbs. She blogs at dogwooddays and is on Twitter at @nicmama. If you’re a blogger and would like to write a guest post, please...
Day of the Triffids

Day of the Triffids

Last Monday evening I wandered out into the garden to shoo off a pigeon that was wandering around in my leek bed. On my way back inside I noticed the first flowers were appearing on my courgettes, and I did a little happy dance. Then, because this is the 21st century,...
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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....
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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...

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