Emails in July – Plant Pot Diary

A collection of one liners extracted from emails, during July, to grower friends around the country, as we compare notes,…

The Spiraliser and Me

  I was talking about the annual, and imminent, onslaught of courgettes to an allotment friend as I pruned a…

An email in June – Plant Pot Diary

  A collection of one liners sent in emails, in June, to grower friends around the country, as we compare…

Too Much Rhubarb?

  How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which…

What is it?

  Or what are they?   Do any beekeepers know? I picked two of them up for next to nothing…

Stinkhorn fungus (phallus impudicus)

  Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on…

Collecting swarms using a home-made swarm/bee vac.

  The first time I heard about a swarm vac I thought the idea ridiculous, lazy, and possibly harmful to…

How To Make Rhu-Chews (Rhubarb Chunk Sweets)

‘Rhu-Chews’ or Rhubarb Chunk Sweets The trick is to have things to do with the surplus rhubarb, (other than endless rhubarb…

Miles and Smiles – 2

  More photo curiosities      

Pitched roofs and hive weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a…

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