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Daily Flower Candy: Crithmum maritimum

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Crithmum maritimum: rock samphire, sea fennel, sea asparagus, sea bean, sea pickle, crest marine “There is a cliff whose high and bending head looks […]

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Castle Park Physic Garden, Bristol

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  As I alighted from the train at Bristol Temple Meads station on Saturday, I worked out that it had been 25 years since […]

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Getting to Grips – Part 1

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For the last couple of days I have been getting to grips with our two gardens. Like time and tide, nature waits for no […]

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A Year in the Vegetable Garden

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We would not describe ourselves as vegetable gardeners, at least not yet, but since we completed a project to build raised beds in our […]

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Wildflowers of Cornwall

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Clockwise from top left: herb robert (Geranium robertianum); hart’s tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium); lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria); Alexanders / wild celery (Smyrnium olusatrum); common […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Smyrnium olusatrum

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We have much to thank the Romans for – libraries, hot baths, straight roads, aqueducts and stinging nettles among them – but over time […]

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Absolute Beginner

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I am a complete novice when it comes to growing fruit and vegetables. My last real experience was in my early teens when I […]

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Making Arrangements

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This Wednesday I was extended the great honour of arranging the flowers for Trevoole Farm’s NGS open day.  I’m not sure what qualified me […]

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Herterton House, Cambo, Northumberland

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To my great shame I have never visited Northumberland before, although I once pretend to for a school project on organic farming. Sorry Mrs […]

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