Two great books from Timber Press

Two great books from Timber Press

With my bookshelf groaning under the weight of unread review books, I have declared an emergency Reading Week. Reading Week at university is a bit like half term – the lecturers get a week off teaching, and the students are supposed to use it to catch up on their...
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...
Passive-agressive agretti

Passive-agressive agretti

Last year I tried to grow agretti (Salsola soda), sharing seeds with friends and what agretti growing advice I could find. It all adds up to one thing – agretti is not the easiest plant to grow. You need fresh seed, and even then germination rates are poor. My early...
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...

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