Hops spring eternal

Hops spring eternal

Hop shoots from the old garden Back in October, I was sent some hop (Humulus lupus) seeds. It was the beginning of November before I got around to sowing them, and I sowed them in a lidded container and popped them on my office windowsill. I probably wasn’t that great...
Edible perennial alliums, part 1

Edible perennial alliums, part 1

We’ve been making a lot of progress in the garden this year, including processing many of the plants in pots that travelled from the old garden, and were waiting to find a permanent home. Some have moved on yet again, to a friend’s garden. Some pots were filled with...
Return to Edulis

Return to Edulis

It was about 3.5 years ago that I payed my first visit to Edulis, Paul Barney’s specialist plant nursery near Reading. My friend Chris was making the trip there yesterday morning, to pick up a plant he had ordered, and invited me along for the ride. (Edulis isn’t...

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