I named my daughter after a potato

It wasn’t intentional. And no, she wasn’t conceived at the allotment. But a couple of weeks after giving birth, I discovered my daughter shared her name with a humble spud. Well, more of a speciality potato to be precise. Unfortunately, so too did Mick on the next plot. ‘Are you going to stick her in the ground then?’ … [Read more...]

Flowers not bombs

It’s National Gardening Week and this year’s focus is on growing wildflowers to encourage wildlife. So far, so good.  So a few days ago I took J and D (and newborn, but she didn’t participate, obviously) to Wisley, where we made seed bombs. Yes, seed bombs. Not our term, but theirs, and at the time it seemed as innocuous as … [Read more...]