International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

Today is International Women’s Day, when we reflect on and celebrate the progress we’ve made on women’s rights, and challenge gender inequality. I’ll start by addressing two inevitable questions. 1. International Men’s Day is Sunday 19 November 2. There are lots of...
End of February Garden Update

End of February Garden Update

When we first moved into this house we had the sofa by the patio doors. At some point during the intervening two years we moved it to the other end of the living room, facing away from the garden, so that Ryan could have a corner for his ‘office’. It means we miss on...
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...

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