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...
Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Sometime towards the end of last year, my friend Chris gave us a homegrown, blue pumpkin. I’m amazed to find that I don’t have a photo of it, but it was large, a fairly traditional pumpkin shape, and rather spiffingly blue. It sat on the dining room table for months,...
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...
A field of beans

A field of beans

The weather has been pretty awful of late, with one winter storm after another bringing high winds and heavy rain to the garden. Saturday dawned mild and bright, and so it was definitely time to get some garden time in. I decided that the first order of business was...
Tendrils: 170303

Tendrils: 170303

Hello and welcome to Tendrils! I don’t have a heated propagator, and this house doesn’t have an airing cupboard, so my seeds normally have to make to with the ambient temperature of the house. However, I opened the hall closed one morning and discovered it was very...
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...

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