Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Monty Don has been bemoaning the fact that some “40% of gardeners get their plants, bulbs and seeds from supermarkets”. He says that their focus on cheaply produced, mass market plants is cutting down on the choice available. He might be right, but I would imagine...
Lubera Unboxing

Lubera Unboxing

I was lucky enough to spend a lot of this long weekend in the garden. Not Friday, Friday was too hot. My gardening activities were confined to sowing my wild edible plant mix. I originally thought I’d separate the different types of seeds; once I saw the mix, I...
Mulberry Musings

Mulberry Musings

I have always wanted a mulberry (Morus spp). I mean, not always, but the desire for a mulberry is so deeply ingrained in my gardening history that I can’t remember when, or why, it took root. My indispensable Evernote database has mulberry-related entries back to...
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...
What to sow in March

What to sow in March

Dad’s kitchen garden in 2012. It’s had a few upgrades since – new fruit trees, finished fruit cage, new raised beds Spring is upon us – there’s blossom to prove it – although it’s cold and wet and doesn’t look that much different to winter today. The Met Office...
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...

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