7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

I used to have a broad-leaved sorrel in the old garden, and the chickens were the only members of the household who enjoyed it. I briefly had one in the new garden, but it always looked awful and we didn’t eat it, so I removed it. I also had a Buckler leaved...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

Earlier this year I was absolutely horrified when the flat footed fence fitters trampled all over my wild garlic. It was just starting to leaf out, and I don’t know why the sudden garlic smell wafting up from their feet didn’t give them pause, but it...
Swimming with the fishes

Swimming with the fishes

As I mentioned last month, for the time being I have decided to use my low-level trough planter for flowers, rather than the mini pond I had originally intended it for. Still, at some point in the future I would like a garden with a water feature. A natural swimming...
British Asian Gardens

British Asian Gardens

I don’t generally watch Gardeners’ World these days, but two weeks ago they broadcast a special edition (episode 20 in this year’s series) as part of the BBC’s Big British Asian Summer, exploring South Asian influences on British gardens. Monty...
SOS: Save Our Saffron

SOS: Save Our Saffron

On Wednesday, I went out and bought some peat-free compost and bark chips, and replanted the perennials bed. This isn’t that story. This story starts a few days earlier, when I was unplanting the perennials bed, taking out the unruly and unproductive occupants...