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A pocket full of posies

On the whole, I’m a pretty rugged sort of person. A disproportionate amount of my gardening time seems to be spent hammering scaffold boards together, or powering my way through waist high weeds at the business end of a petrol strimmer, or hauling improbably deep tree roots out of pits in the ground. But the [...]

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Parsley ‘Moss Curled’ I have a cherished list of kitchen garden favourites you just can’t keep down. They’re the ones you’re still picking three months after you sowed the seed: the ones you secretly get a bit bored of since you can just feast on it every day if you want to and still it comes [...]

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A Kitchen Garden Herball: Tarragon

Before we start here, let’s get one thing straight: Russian and French are not at all the same. Russian: punchy, rough around the edges, rather coarse and lamentably short on taste. But as tough as a Siberian bear, shouldering its way through snow, ice and hail with a derisive toss of a leaf. French: effortlessly stylish, chic, subtle, with a way of making [...]

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A Kitchen Garden Herball: Sorrel

If there was ever a herb almost pathologically obsessed with pretending not to be even a little bit interesting, it’s sorrel. It’s plug ugly, for one thing, especially the common version (Rumex acetosa). Even the French sorrel (R. scutatus) is a plain thing, the sort of plant you’d mistake for its close relative, dock, and [...]

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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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