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...
Edible perennial alliums, part 1

Edible perennial alliums, part 1

We’ve been making a lot of progress in the garden this year, including processing many of the plants in pots that travelled from the old garden, and were waiting to find a permanent home. Some have moved on yet again, to a friend’s garden. Some pots were filled with...
Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Monty Don has been bemoaning the fact that some “40% of gardeners get their plants, bulbs and seeds from supermarkets”. He says that their focus on cheaply produced, mass market plants is cutting down on the choice available. He might be right, but I would imagine...
Lubera Unboxing

Lubera Unboxing

I was lucky enough to spend a lot of this long weekend in the garden. Not Friday, Friday was too hot. My gardening activities were confined to sowing my wild edible plant mix. I originally thought I’d separate the different types of seeds; once I saw the mix, I...

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