The Garden Press Event 2017

The Garden Press Event 2017

Last week I travelled up to London to go to the Garden press event, which was being held at the Barbican. As the name suggests, the Garden Press Event is a chance for gardening brands to showcase their wares to “the key names in the garden & home press and media”,...
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...
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...
Italian regional tomato varieties

Italian regional tomato varieties

An unusual tomato support, at Hampton Court Palace We don’t really eat fresh tomatoes in this house, and as a rule I don’t tend to grow them. Last year I was tempted by a trio of unusual flavoured tomatoes from Wyevale, but they were tall and needy things that wanted...

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