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Anyone fancy starting a Campaign for Real Apples?

In 1831, the Horticultural Society of London believed there were as many as 1,500 varieties of apples, although it believed many of the older varieties of apples were ‘worn out.’ Loudon’s 1835 Encyclopaedia of Gardening lists hundreds of varieties of apples, with names as romantic as their origins. more...

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How much is that vegetable on the allotment?

Trying to assess the value of an allotment is something that has preoccupied many minds and been the subject of considerable debate for more than two hundred years. more...

Leaves, seeds, weeds and micro-greens

 

From the left, leaf radish, rocket and chive flowers. http://www.thelittlesaladcompany.co.uk/gallery.html

From the left, leaf radish, rocket and chive flowers. http://www.thelittlesaladcompany.co.uk/gallery.html

When I was growing up, salad (and I use the word advisedly) consisted of lettuce, cucumber and tomato, dolloped with salad cream.   more...

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Save Farm Terrace Allotments

Farm Terrace Allotments is fighting to save its site.

Farm Terrace Allotment site has existed since 1896. It stands in the centre of the hugely urbanized town of Watford as an oasis in an urban jungle. more...