Nov 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

Nov 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

The Dutch – dontcher just love em!

Notwithstanding our impressive Programme Director Nicole Van den Eijnde I’ve a new Low Countries hero, Marc van Rijsselberghe. For those of you that didn’t see the article in The Observer on 19 October 2014 ‘Humble spud set to start a world food revolution’by Tracy McVeigh I thought I’d better enlighten you, writes Paul Richens.

I find this story a vindication of my disdain for GM production methods and an affirmation of working with nature.

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April 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

April 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

Ready…Steady…Spring! Actually we’ve already started the new season planting up potato bags with First Early varieties and trying to germinate some tomatoes and squash seeds – perhaps a forlorn hope but that’s gardening, writes Paul Richens.

What I see in the Kings Cross Skip Garden now reminds me of the stuff left on the beach after the tide goes out – the flotsam and jetsam of a mild winter.

Things that should never have survived, like the gaudy Osteospermum or Cape Daisy or the orange flares of Calendula or Pot Marigold are now flowering wildly – a silent hurray to the new Spring.

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