Edible perennial alliums, part 1

Edible perennial alliums, part 1

We’ve been making a lot of progress in the garden this year, including processing many of the plants in pots that travelled from the old garden, and were waiting to find a permanent home. Some have moved on yet again, to a friend’s garden. Some pots were filled with...
Vote with flowers?

Vote with flowers?

The only votes that matter are the ones cast on Thursday, but in the meantime Suttons have been having a bit of fun asking people to ‘vote’ by choosing one of their perennial collections in the colours of political parties. It seems that, at the moment, Labour red is...
Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Monty Don has been bemoaning the fact that some “40% of gardeners get their plants, bulbs and seeds from supermarkets”. He says that their focus on cheaply produced, mass market plants is cutting down on the choice available. He might be right, but I would imagine...
The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

We see a lot of articles about how you can save money by growing your own food. And it’s true, it’s absolutely true, you can. A packet of salad seeds is roughly the same price as a bagged salad, and will keep you in salads all summer (and probably beyond). You can...

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