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...
When Plants Attack: Glassing grass

When Plants Attack: Glassing grass

This is a ‘green and pleasant land’, due at least in part to our national obsession with lawns 🙂 Now that the cooler, damper weather is upon us, it’s time to stop bemoaning the brown and crispy look of our lawns (did that happen this year?) and look towards making the...
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 devoted to it, with a...

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