The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

One of the stories that I read as a child that has stayed with me is The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. For a long time I had a copy on my bookshelf, but when I had the urge to read it last week I discovered that was no longer the case. Fortunately it’s...
We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

Ryan and I watched the first episode of Blue Planet 2 yesterday. David Attenborough is at the helm for another series showing the awe and wonder of the natural world, using clever camera work, an intrepid crew and the occasional parlour trick to show us things we...
The garden and I are strangers

The garden and I are strangers

The garden and I have become strangers this year. It wasn’t supposed to play out like this. In the original plan, I was going to work hard during the spring and have the summer to play in the garden. But feast or famine is the freelancer’s curse, and I found myself...
Gardening offers: 20/10/17

Gardening offers: 20/10/17

Looks like the weather might be a tad blowy over the weekend, so sounds like a perfect time to stay inside and plan next year’s garden 😉 Here are some competitions and gardening offers you might like for this weekend: You can win a copy of The Secret Gardeners by...
Ulluco growers take note

Ulluco growers take note

Incredible Vegetables have passed on some new biosecurity guidelines from DEFRA for people who grow Ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus). Ulluco is an increasingly popular (if tricky to grow), colourful Andean tuber. Because it is not widely commercially available, there is...
Gardening offers: 13/10/17

Gardening offers: 13/10/17

‘Tis the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and autumn planting. There’s lots of lovely gardening offers on over this weekend, which you may want to take advantage of if you you need new plants for the garden. Lubera are offering 20% off their fast growing fruits –...

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