Tendrils: 170128

Tendrils: 170128

Hello and welcome to Tendrils, your weekly round-up of all that is fun and fascinating in the internet flora. This week we have a Chinese New Year theme 🙂 The news has just broken that scientists have discovered a chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor....
RIP Princess Layer

RIP Princess Layer

Princess Layer passed away in the night. She has gone to join her best friend Hen Solo in the big chicken coop in the sky. No doubt Henny will be happy to see her as they were inseparable for four years. Princess was never as bossy as Hen Solo, or as inquisitive,...
Scorzonera

Scorzonera

Part of my plan for next year’s garden is to concentrate on plants that don’t have to be tended to (sown/ potted on/ planted out and so on) in spring and summer. That means more perennials, and self-seeding annuals, but it also includes sowing things outside the main...
Two egg days :)

Two egg days :)

Cluck Skywalker has been laying bright white eggs for maybe three weeks now. She has even laid an egg with two yolks – one of the highlights of chicken keeping that we had not previously experienced. Chewbucka was obviously younger when she arrived – she was a tiny...
AKG103 – Chicken Introductions

AKG103 – Chicken Introductions

Hen Solo checking out some new plants Our beloved Hen Solo has died, and we’ve bought two new hens to keep Princess Layer company, but it’s not all smooth sailing in the chicken run. AKG Correspondents Robb and Jacqui from Sustainable Living are talking about water...
New chooks

New chooks

Throughout the four years since Hen Solo and Princess Layer arrived, Pete and I have had occasional conversations about what we would do as and when one of them died – since it is widely accepted to be cruel to keep one chicken, especially one that had been used to...

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