An hour in the April garden

An hour in the April garden

I found some time (and a blackbird-free window!) to spend in the garden yesterday afternoon. After pottering around looking after my seedlings, and repotting my salmonberry, I had to do some watering. April has been uncharacteristically dry, I don’t think we’ve had...
Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

My morning walk has reminded me that it’s time to sow forget-me-nots (Myosotis sp.). I want to add them to the garden for their edible petals, which are the floral equivalent of confetti, although I don’t think they have any flavour to speak of. I bought my seeds last...
(B)eat your weeds: Hairy Bittercress

(B)eat your weeds: Hairy Bittercress

There are plenty of signs of new life in the garden at the moment, with bulbs pushing up and buds fattening up. And the surface of the compost in my containers is turning green. This precocious leafy growth is courtesy of hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta, a small...

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