I Grew Marigolds

Some blogs are hard to write. Sometimes the tone or the wording can be difficult to achieve, or the subject matter requires some research and careful handling. Sometimes I’m just not sure what it is I’m trying to say. This is one of those. So I’m just going to type what I’m thinking, and hope …

Beach Clean

A trip to the coast is always an adventure. Pebbles, sand, towering cliff faces, bustling estuaries or potent-scented salt marsh; as an island nation we have huge variation of landscapes and scenery around our shoreline. Just off shore are kelp forests, rocky outcrops, wrecks and sheltered waters. The depths hide unexpected inhabitants from cuttlefish to …

A Response from the Council: The Plastic Issue

Last month I published on this blog a letter to my district council requesting information on their policies around recycling plastic flower pots, in light of the introduction of new widely-recyclable pots into nurseries and garden centres. As a keen gardener and allotment holder, I am naturally concerned with the impact of my activities on …