Tendrils: 151225

Tendrils: 151225

Merry Christmas everyone! No doubt you’re tucked in front of the tv at the moment, or stuffing your face with roast turkey and stuffing. But if you’ve already succumbed to festive boredom then never fear! Tendrils is here, your weekly round-up of fascinating flora...
Night of the Radishes

Night of the Radishes

When you think about Christmas plants you probably think about holly and ivy, possibly Christmas trees and poinsetties, and maybe even Brussels sprouts and parsnips. But I bet you don’t think about radishes. And yet, the humble radish (Raphanus sativus) plays an...
The garden on the shortest day

The garden on the shortest day

I have been out in the garden a bit more over the last week. Rather than wait until later in the day, when I generally don’t feel like going outside, I have started going out to do something first thing in the morning, before I sit down at my desk. The weather is very...
Tendrils: 151218

Tendrils: 151218

I received a marketing email today, warning me that my autumn-sown broad beans [US: fava beans] will be rotting away in the soil in this unseasonal December weather we’re having. They won’t, because I haven’t sown any, and I would imagine it would very much depend on...

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