Tendrils: 170217

Tendrils: 170217

Hello, and welcome to Tendrils! I’ve been sowing peas for peashoots this morning, so there will be some real-life tendrils Chez Tendrils very soon. I spent yesterday in London for the Garden Press Event, which was great fun (despite the fact that I’m full of cold and...
Tendrils: 170210

Tendrils: 170210

Hello, and welcome to Tendrils. We’re still firmly in the grip of a vegetable crisis here in the UK, although apparently calling it a crisis is ridiculous. On the one hand, we can agree with Lord Tebbit – there’s no need to cry crisis because there’s not enough...
What is salad?

What is salad?

The news that Iceberg lettuces are being rationed in the UK, due to supply shortages, has made me ponder the nature of salad. When I was growing up, salad was Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I didn’t eat salad. Fortunately for me, my definition of salad...
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....
Planting and growing truth

Planting and growing truth

Pennyroyal, a divisive herb I am a digital native. I have been using the world wide web (WWW) almost since its inception, when outside of a university you needed a modem to access it, and to be frank it mostly wasn’t worth the effort. But as the WWW (which, from now...

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