Gardening offers: 13/10/17

Gardening offers: 13/10/17

‘Tis the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and autumn planting. There’s lots of lovely gardening offers on over this weekend, which you may want to take advantage of if you you need new plants for the garden. Lubera are offering 20% off their fast growing fruits –...
How to Eat: Tomatillos

How to Eat: Tomatillos

I first tried to grow tomatillos (Physalis philadelphica) in 2011. I don’t remember much about it, to be honest, but obviously I got some fruit, because I took some photos of it! Equally obviously, a lot of the fruits were left on the plants and rotted away to almost...
Mr. Fothergill’s new varieties

Mr. Fothergill’s new varieties

Mr. Fothergill’s have asked me to trial their new and exclusive seed varieties next year, and the packets have just arrived. In terms of edibles, they are Carrot ‘Speedo F1’, Pepper ‘(Hot) Curry Pepper’ and Calendula ‘Orange Flash’. Ryan really loves carrots, and so...
The garden in July

The garden in July

I haven’t been able to spend as much time outside as I would have liked this month. The weather has either been far too hot, or very wet, and I have been pretty busy inside. On Saturday morning I took advantage of a couple of cool and dry hours to become reacquainted...
Tendrils: 170721

Tendrils: 170721

Tendrils has once again been reeling in the heat, and is stocking up on cold drinks and ice cream in case it comes back. Ice cream contains (apparently) surprising botany, plants that feature in the ingredients but are never headlined on the label, including carob....

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