International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

Today is International Women’s Day, when we reflect on and celebrate the progress we’ve made on women’s rights, and challenge gender inequality. I’ll start by addressing two inevitable questions. 1. International Men’s Day is Sunday 19 November 2. There are lots of...
On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

You might recall that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read one of my unread books every month this year, and to decide whether each one keeps its place on the shelf, or needs to be turned loose to find a new owner. In January I read The Gardener’s Year by...
Off the Shelf: The Gardener’s Year

Off the Shelf: The Gardener’s Year

As I said, one of my aims for this year is to streamline my gardening library a little bit – not a drastic chopping back, just a little light pruning to keep the shape 😉 One way I’m going to be doing that is to pick one book a month that I haven’t read, or properly...
Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

As 2016 draws to a close, my garden looks a lot different than it did last year. For starters, it has 12 raised beds now, instead of 6. There’s a small shed for storage, and a log store. There are gardener’s paths, an improved fence with fruit-training wires and small...

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