Two new books on healing plants

Two new books on healing plants

I have been sent two very different books on healing plants to review this spring. The first is ‘The Herbal Apothecary’. It’s written by JJ Pursell, an American “board-certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist”, and published by Timber Press. It...
Off the Shelf: Ray Mears, My Outdoor Life

Off the Shelf: Ray Mears, My Outdoor Life

Fresh from being behind schedule on my quest to read a unread book from my library every month this year, I have caught up a bit. For April’s book I chose Ray Mears: My Outdoor Life, the autobiography of a man synonymous with survival skills, although he prefers the...
On the Shelf: Just Vegetating

On the Shelf: Just Vegetating

I’ve got a little behind in my project to read one of the unread books on my shelf each month. Or, at least, I’ve got a little bit behind in publishing the results! My book for March was Just Vegetating: A Memoir, by Joy Larkcom. I eagerly awaited its publication in...
Review: FFX

Review: FFX

Recently FFX contacted me, to offer me a little shopping spree on their site. Since they mainly do tools and things, I passed this opportunity onto the Chief Engineer, and let him have his pick. Fortunately, for me, the budget didn’t run to a chainsaw (he really wants...
Exciting new arrivals

Exciting new arrivals

Recording a podcast with Markus Kobelt of Lubera. Photo by the lovely Fran of Rabbit Attack PR 🙂 At the Garden Press Event last month I met up with Markus Kobelt of Lubera to record the first in a series of podcasts about the wonderful world of fruit growing. The...
On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

You might recall that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read one of my unread books every month this year, and to decide whether each one keeps its place on the shelf, or needs to be turned loose to find a new owner. In January I read The Gardener’s Year by...

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