Keep Calm and Grow Your Own

Keep Calm and Grow Your Own

The news for the past few weeks has been a little worrying (when is it not?), in the sense that although Brexit is only 7 months away, no one seems to have the foggiest what will happen when we leave the EU. All kinds of industries are predicting chaos. People in the...
SOS: Save Our Saffron

SOS: Save Our Saffron

On Wednesday, I went out and bought some peat-free compost and bark chips, and replanted the perennials bed. This isn’t that story. This story starts a few days earlier, when I was unplanting the perennials bed, taking out the unruly and unproductive occupants...
Green beany babies

Green beany babies

Last year I thought I’d planted climbing French beans in the garden, and was later disappointed to find out that I’d sown a dwarf variety! This year I rectified that issue and sowed two different climbing beans – Blauhilde and Helda at the beginning...
First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...
My garden photography

My garden photography

Before I got a garden and a gardening blog, I wasn’t really in to photography. I used to have a compact (point-and-shoot) camera for holidays, and the earliest photos of my gardening efforts are just snapshots. The photos got a bit better over time, mostly because I...
Adopt a Hampton Court plant

Adopt a Hampton Court plant

One of the complaints levelled at the big garden shows is that they create a lot of waste. Gardeners particularly don’t like the idea of perfectly good plants being treated as disposable, and ending up in a skip at the end of the show. It’s something many...

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