What can I grow in May?

What can I grow in May?

May is a lovely month in the garden, although it’s a busy time for the gardener! It’s a good sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and light levels, and there will be some harvests on offer. You’ll also be able to watch the birds,...
The Hive: no. 1

The Hive: no. 1

Earth Day seems to be an auspicious day on which to being a new blog series. ‘The Hive’ is going to be a collection of positive news stories about the environment, with a solarpunk vibe – demonstrating that those of us who care about the environment...
A Message From the Future

A Message From the Future

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple.
Hex It!

Hex It!

The spectre of a No Deal Brexit has faded somewhat, with the EU giving us an extension until Halloween. Halloween. Someone in the EU has a sense of humour. I’m still going to grow my ‘Brexit’ garden this year; who knows, perhaps I can gather...
Solarpunk: Radical optimism

Solarpunk: Radical optimism

The world seems to have wandered into unending gloom and doom at the moment. The UK’s political chaos, the world’s descent into intolerant hate, the ignored urgency of the climate emergency… and the weather has turned damp and dank (as April tends to...
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...