The Garden Press Event 2017

The Garden Press Event 2017

Last week I travelled up to London to go to the Garden press event, which was being held at the Barbican. As the name suggests, the Garden Press Event is a chance for gardening brands to showcase their wares to “the key names in the garden & home press and media”,...
Tendrils: 170217

Tendrils: 170217

Hello, and welcome to Tendrils! I’ve been sowing peas for peashoots this morning, so there will be some real-life tendrils Chez Tendrils very soon. I spent yesterday in London for the Garden Press Event, which was great fun (despite the fact that I’m full of cold and...
Tendrils: 170210

Tendrils: 170210

Hello, and welcome to Tendrils. We’re still firmly in the grip of a vegetable crisis here in the UK, although apparently calling it a crisis is ridiculous. On the one hand, we can agree with Lord Tebbit – there’s no need to cry crisis because there’s not enough...
Hosting Hostas

Hosting Hostas

There comes a day, in late winter, when the gardener inside me wakes up and emerges, somewhat paler, fatter and less able to heft heavy bags of compost than she was when she went into hibernation for the winter. It should have been yesterday, which was bright and...
Oca and ulluco harvest

Oca and ulluco harvest

I didn’t get outside much over Christmas, as the weather wasn’t really conducive to gardening and we were happy having some quiet time indoors. But as harvesting the oca and ulluco was long overdue, I went out to do it yesterday afternoon. The photo above shows what...

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