Back to my roots

Back to my roots

After a week trapped inside by work, on Saturday morning I happily pottered around the garden for several hours. I started in the front garden, cutting back the comfrey and stuffing it into buckets to make liquid feed, since the flowers have faded to the point where...
The grass beneath our feet

The grass beneath our feet

The English obsession with grass came into being in the 17th century, when the close cut lawn was a status symbol of the rich. Only they could afford to take land out of production for purely aesthetic purposes, and maintaining a lawn before the invention of the mower...
A taste of paradise

A taste of paradise

Most of the time, I feel like a misfit. Once I developed an interest in the environment, I stepped away from mainstream culture – the culture that’s constantly trying to sell us something, with businesses that don’t care who or what they destroy in their pursuit of...
Gardening offer: 12 tomato plants for 1p!

Gardening offer: 12 tomato plants for 1p!

I haven’t done a gardening offer for a while, but this is a really good one! You can get 12 Tomato ‘Sweet Aperitif’ plants from T&M for 1p*, if you order by midnight tonight. With its multi branching fruit trusses, the red skinned cherry tomato ‘Sweet Aperitif’...

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