Book review: The Salad Garden

Book review: The Salad Garden

The latest edition of Joy Larkcom’s classic, The Salad Garden, has been sitting on my ‘to review’ pile for some weeks now. It’s not that I didn’t want to read it – I did read it. It’s just that it’s extremely dense, in the sense that it contains a lot of useful...
Vote with flowers?

Vote with flowers?

The only votes that matter are the ones cast on Thursday, but in the meantime Suttons have been having a bit of fun asking people to ‘vote’ by choosing one of their perennial collections in the colours of political parties. It seems that, at the moment, Labour red is...
Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

My morning walk has reminded me that it’s time to sow forget-me-nots (Myosotis sp.). I want to add them to the garden for their edible petals, which are the floral equivalent of confetti, although I don’t think they have any flavour to speak of. I bought my seeds last...

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