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David Bond |
Friday, 25th October 2013

There are runner beans at the bottom of my garden. My two children love to pick them, pot them and cook them up for supper. It’s a guaranteed way to get them to eat their greens: make them fetch them fresh from the garden. 

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Christopher Hope |
Thursday, 24th October 2013

Roses are a quintessential sight of hedgerows and waysides. Our spring and autumn seasons would undoubtedly be much the poorer without their scent and colour. 

Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

There is a huge variety of fungi out there and not all of it edible. Then there are the edible fungi that can be easily confused with those not so edible ones. Warning: Please take great care before you eat any fungi. Take a course and research the subject...

Vera Greutink grows year round salads in 2m2 (Issue 76)
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

Yesterday BBC Radio Devon phoned me up and asked me for some top tips about not wasting food for their live programme at 1.15 pm. Apparently, Tesco did a survey and found that 70% of their salad bags are thrown away either by the store because it is 'past its best...

Chestnut remedies
Karen Lawton |
Sunday, 20th October 2013

This familiar, large deciduous tree graces many of our parks and green spaces, and most of us have childhood memories of going out to collect its fruit. Opening the green spiky shells to reveal ever so shiny conker nuts inside.

Inspiration Green and Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 17th October 2013

Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound.

Juliet Kemp's Boot Pots
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Permaculture in Pots: How to grow food in small urban spaces, provides a month-by-month guide on growing food and moving towards a more self reliant lifestyle.

Dean Buchanan |
Monday, 14th October 2013

Many of you will not remember the UK’s first oil crisis which pushed up the price of coal, which led to the miners working to rule, which led in turn to widespread powercuts. My grey hair is testament to the fact that I was a witness to the 1970s and I...