The garden won’t stop flowering

The garden won’t stop flowering

I haven’t spent a lot of time in the garden recently (that seems to be my refrain this year!). I keep nipping out to fill up the bird feeders, but that’s about as far as it gets. To be honest, I am suffering under the deluge of hate and horror that’s been in the news...
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...
Book review: The Salad Garden

Book review: The Salad Garden

The latest edition of Joy Larkcom’s classic, The Salad Garden, has been sitting on my ‘to review’ pile for some weeks now. It’s not that I didn’t want to read it – I did read it. It’s just that it’s extremely dense, in the sense that it contains a lot of useful...
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...

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