Morning Eye Candy: A Squirrel’s Feast
Quercus coccinea in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Received wisdom: we’re told to remove tomato plants leaves in late summer, but you don’t have to Photo: Alamy
Horticultural advice can be very prescriptive. Take the saying that you should “cut your box hedges on Derby Day”. The idea …
Morning Eye Candy: Tree-chitecture
The agiri tree’s structures are visually fascinating from any angle.
All the fun of the fair: full swing at Great Dixter. Photograph: Huw Morgan
The Great Dixter Plant Fair opens next weekend. I will be there with a host of other enthusiasts to fill my notebook – and my car …
It’s now early fall and that means it’s time for Colchicum! Colchicum is a group of flowers also known as autumn crocuses, though they’re not related to the true crocus. Seventeen species and varieties of Colchicum grow in the Graham …
Morning Eye Candy: Autumn Fragrance
The fragrant blooms are just beginning to appear in the purple-leaved Kamchatka bugbane.
Actaea simplex ‘James Compton’ in Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Indonesian favourite: Sambal Badjak goes well with eggs Photo: Jonathan Buckley
This is an Indonesian pickle, delicious served with any curry and a great accompaniment to a boiled egg. It has a mellow rather than a fiery taste because it …
Punchy: fried ‘Jimmy Nardello’ peppers Photo: Jonathan Buckley
This Mediterranean-style dish from Worton Organic Garden in Oxfordshire is a good combination of flavours – fruity peppers, with a mild tang but almost no heat; sweet balsamic vinegar and creamy sharp …