Challock Chilli Fest

Challock Chilli Fest

Here’s a date for your diary – Challock Chilli Fest 2016 is taking place at Victoriana Nursery Gardens in Kent on 1st and 2nd October. This year there will be 163 different varieties of chillies and peppers to taste – complimented by many stalls selling sauces,...
It’s time to buy saffron corms!

It’s time to buy saffron corms!

If you fancy trying your hand at growing the world’s most expensive spice in your back garden, then it’s time to order your saffron corms! Suttons is one possible supplier, with both the standard purple and the uncommon white varieties. They’re currently on offer,...
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Tendrils: 160408

It seems like spring is truly springing in the UK this week, and we have been watching the fat horse chestnut buds unfurl 🙂 The trees leafing out is good news, as they’ll start using up the water that keeps falling from the skies! Drier soil is a real possibility in...
Moaning Myrtle

Moaning Myrtle

Did you know that Shirley Henderson, the actor who played the ghost Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films, was 37 when she first appeared in that role? It makes her the oldest actor to play a teenage Harry Potter character 🙂 The character is named after a plant...
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Tendrils: 160122

The internet has been alive with fantastic foraging goodies this week. We shouldn’t be surprised, since we already know that it’s good to forage in the winter, but it seems like the plant people have gone wildcraft crazy this week 😉 Perhaps people are just pining for...

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