Webb’s Prize Cobnut

Webb’s Prize Cobnut

At the beginning of 2009 I went a bit nuts and ordered myself two Webb’s Prize Cobnuts from Victoriana Nursery Gardens (a cultivated variety of the hazelnut, Corylus avellana). They have lived in large containers ever since, and have suffered somewhat in the various...

Time to go nuts?

As I was tucking into Chocolate Ganache and Cinnamon Hazelnut Cake at Café Mauresque following my graduation, dad remarked that I was getting my daily intake of nuts, so I would be alright. Apparently he’d read something about a handful of nuts every day being...
Thoughts: Eat your Christmas Tree

Thoughts: Eat your Christmas Tree

The Bhutan Pine is a little large for most gardens! We’re still in house renovation hell at the moment, but took some time out yesterday and got as far as the local hardware store to buy some light fittings for the new kitchen. They were selling small Christmas trees...
Forest Garden Plants: Araucaria araucana

Forest Garden Plants: Araucaria araucana

Ken Fern talked about the monkey puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana, having the potential to be one of the most productive nut trees in our climate. If they had been planted in any number when that discovery had been made then we would be awash with nuts by now – but...
AKG092 – Prickly Nut Woods

AKG092 – Prickly Nut Woods

A prickly Sweet Chestnut seed pod Join me for a visit to Prickly Nut Woods, where Ben Law built his woodland house (as seen on Grand Designs) and lives among the sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) trees. You can see some of my photos in this Flickr set. Ben has written...
Nuts

Nuts

Watching A Farm for the Future brought to the forefront of my mind a project I have been thinking about (on and off) all year. My original nutbag* idea was to have a container hedge in the front driveway. The previous occupants of this house thought it would be nice...

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