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...
The Lotus Effect

The Lotus Effect

The lotus is a remarkable plant. I’m referring to Nelumbo nucifera, which is native to Asia and sacred to both buddhists and Hindus. (It’s related to the American lotus, N. lutea, but not to the lotus that appears in ancient Egyptian images – that’s Nymphaea...
Oca-li-docally

Oca-li-docally

I wasn’t going to grow oca (Oxalis tuberosa) last year, but I wanted to support The Guild of Oca Breeders (GOB) in their efforts to breed new varieties more suited to the UK climate, and so I ended up with one of their supporter packs (which are sold out for...
Secret Seed Club Surplus Sale: Agretti

Secret Seed Club Surplus Sale: Agretti

Secret seeds arrived from @emmathegardener today💚 What a beautiful packaging, illustrations, plant information and grower's tips🌱 And I wanted to try this variety for a long time! Thank you, Emma🤗 Amazing project for seed explorers! Going...

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