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Edible inspiration #2

We all have some rather odd ideas about growing food to eat. I blame the Victorians, personally. They were a bit fastidious about everything being just so: respectable, and tidy, and keeping up appearances (which is a bit rich, when you come to think about it, considering theirs was also the age of the poor house, [...]

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There I was minding my own business pricking out the Brussels sprouts seedlings I should have planted out about three weeks ago, when my husband turns up with a turfcutter in the back of the car. “Special offer!” he calls out of the window. “Fifty quid for the weekend!” And thus began our Great (and [...]

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It’s not often you can say a vegetable garden is among the best show gardens at Chelsea. But this year, it was. Veg have swept aside their non-U status in recent years and taken their rightful place on the catwalk alongside the irises and the Corten steel (actually, it’s bronze all the way this year: how soon [...]

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I came across what must surely be the coolest green roof in the world this week. If you thought creating a green roof on your shed was a bit out there – how about converting the roof of your car? That’s exactly what Lulu’s Local Eatery has done in downtown St Louis, Missouri. Their food [...]

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The winds of change #2

There is something very magical about seeing the design you’ve had in your head for the last two years materialise on solid ground. Regular readers will know I’ve been chuntering on for some time now about redesigning my vegetable patch from rather utilitarian straight lines and practical rows and making it into something altogether less sensible, [...]

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