Return to Edulis

Return to Edulis

It was about 3.5 years ago that I payed my first visit to Edulis, Paul Barney’s specialist plant nursery near Reading. My friend Chris was making the trip there yesterday morning, to pick up a plant he had ordered, and invited me along for the ride. (Edulis...
What to sow in March

What to sow in March

Dad’s kitchen garden in 2012. It’s had a few upgrades since – new fruit trees, finished fruit cage, new raised beds Spring is upon us – there’s blossom to prove it – although it’s cold and wet and doesn’t look that much...
Exciting new arrivals

Exciting new arrivals

Recording a podcast with Markus Kobelt of Lubera. Photo by the lovely Fran of Rabbit Attack PR 🙂 At the Garden Press Event last month I met up with Markus Kobelt of Lubera to record the first in a series of podcasts about the wonderful world of fruit growing. The...
The Garden Press Event 2017

The Garden Press Event 2017

Last week I travelled up to London to go to the Garden press event, which was being held at the Barbican. As the name suggests, the Garden Press Event is a chance for gardening brands to showcase their wares to “the key names in the garden & home press and...
Italian regional tomato varieties

Italian regional tomato varieties

An unusual tomato support, at Hampton Court Palace We don’t really eat fresh tomatoes in this house, and as a rule I don’t tend to grow them. Last year I was tempted by a trio of unusual flavoured tomatoes from Wyevale, but they were tall and needy things...