Mulberry Musings

Mulberry Musings

I have always wanted a mulberry (Morus spp). I mean, not always, but the desire for a mulberry is so deeply ingrained in my gardening history that I can’t remember when, or why, it took root. My indispensable Evernote database has mulberry-related entries back to...
Passive-agressive agretti

Passive-agressive agretti

Last year I tried to grow agretti (Salsola soda), sharing seeds with friends and what agretti growing advice I could find. It all adds up to one thing – agretti is not the easiest plant to grow. You need fresh seed, and even then germination rates are poor. My early...
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 isn’t...
International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

Today is International Women’s Day, when we reflect on and celebrate the progress we’ve made on women’s rights, and challenge gender inequality. I’ll start by addressing two inevitable questions. 1. International Men’s Day is Sunday 19 November 2. There are lots of...
End of February Garden Update

End of February Garden Update

When we first moved into this house we had the sofa by the patio doors. At some point during the intervening two years we moved it to the other end of the living room, facing away from the garden, so that Ryan could have a corner for his ‘office’. It means we miss on...

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