The grass beneath our feet

The grass beneath our feet

The English obsession with grass came into being in the 17th century, when the close cut lawn was a status symbol of the rich. Only they could afford to take land out of production for purely aesthetic purposes, and maintaining a lawn before the invention of the mower...
G is for Grains

G is for Grains

Recently I was reading the results of a survey (which, annoyingly I can’t find now) about why we waste so much food, and it turns out that a significant proportion of people don’t like eating leftovers. They’d rather just throw them out. They have a...
Tendrils: 160827

Tendrils: 160827

Welcome to Tendrils! Your weekly recap of the most interesting internet information on plants and gardening. We start this week with a bit of history…. The Maris Piper – a famous potato variety – is 50 years old this year. There’s a whole blog...