Tendrils: 170317

Tendrils: 170317

Hello, and welcome to the Equilux edition of Tendrils! Equilux is a new word I learned this morning. Apparently today and tonight will both be 12 hours long. From now on, the days will be longer! You might expect that this is what happens on the Equinox next week, but...
Tendrils: 170303

Tendrils: 170303

Hello and welcome to Tendrils! I don’t have a heated propagator, and this house doesn’t have an airing cupboard, so my seeds normally have to make to with the ambient temperature of the house. However, I opened the hall closed one morning and discovered it was very...
(B)eat your weeds: Hairy Bittercress

(B)eat your weeds: Hairy Bittercress

There are plenty of signs of new life in the garden at the moment, with bulbs pushing up and buds fattening up. And the surface of the compost in my containers is turning green. This precocious leafy growth is courtesy of hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta, a small...
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...

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