The Curious Gardener (January)

From The Curious Gardener   By Anna Pavord Excerpted from ‘Star Struck’ How can it be that some serious newspapers–even the Independent–are without horoscopes? Everybody knows what an important part they play in public life these days, and yet here we are, left open with no Mystic Meg, no Petulengro to guide us on our way….

Plant Propagation: Stem Cuttings

My official copy of the Royal Horticultural Society’s handbook for ‘Plant Propagation’ finally arrived!!! (Circa 1979–old school!–mint condition)

Viva Vita! 01-4

From Even More for Your Garden By Vita Sackville-West Oh dear, I often say to myself as I sit down to this weekly article, what thin rubbish I do write, I really do feel ashamed, sometimes, of the poor fare I do supply. I would like it to be all rich and bejeweled and redolent as the gifts…

Plant Propagation: Seeds (!)

From Wikipedia: A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat…