Laying down the lawn

As I have said, I am dismantling the garden. The original layout, with separate raised beds, was quite attractive (I thought), although the concrete blocks did look a little industrial where they weren’t softened by the planting. However, at the end of 2011 I was...

On the horizon

Just over three years ago, I went to an ethnobotany event at Kew and met Dr Simon Platten* and his large collection of French bean seeds. In the intervening years I have met him a couple of times at various events, and he encouraged me to think about heading down to...

A Garden in the Air

Since I wrote my last post it has been determined that my garden is moving this year. I don’t know exactly when, and I have no idea where to – a change in my personal circumstances has made this a necessity, and things are very much up in the air at the moment. So...
FoGroBloMe 09

FoGroBloMe 09

Remember FoGroBloMe 08? Well it was so much fun that we’re going to try and do it all again this year. Patrick from Bifurcated Carrots is collecting the names of people who would be interested in attending, although the date has yet to be confirmed. Assuming it is an...
Gardening in schools

Gardening in schools

Scarecrow at Ryton Organic Gardens I’ve had a lovely email from a teacher: “Hello, I am the proud owner of your your book, Growing Vegetables is Fun. I have enjoyed sowing the seeds with the secondary pupils that I teach and have found the articles in the book...
AKG013 – The RISC roof garden

AKG013 – The RISC roof garden

Emma visits the RISC roof garden, a forest garden in Reading. The AKG has been nominated in the ‘Best Gardening Podcast’ category at the Mouse and Trowel Awards! In this episode, Emma tours the RISC roof garden in Reading. The RISC garden is open to the public on...

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