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...
What is salad?

What is salad?

The news that Iceberg lettuces are being rationed in the UK, due to supply shortages, has made me ponder the nature of salad. When I was growing up, salad was Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I didn’t eat salad. Fortunately for me, my definition of salad...
Oh chit!

Oh chit!

I accidentally fell into a garden centre yesterday. I mean, it was 45 minutes away, and we went there deliberately, but it was an accident, all the same 😉 And I bought some seed potatoes. My original 2017 garden plan didn’t include potatoes, but then it didn’t include...
Tendrils: 170128

Tendrils: 170128

Hello and welcome to Tendrils, your weekly round-up of all that is fun and fascinating in the internet flora. This week we have a Chinese New Year theme 🙂 The news has just broken that scientists have discovered a chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor....

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