Tag Archives: vegetables

Gardeners in London Street Cries…

  Listening to the stallholders in  Columbia Road Flower Market  crying their wares the other day struck a sad note. It’s the last gasp of a centuries old sales technique used round  much of the rest of the world, reminding … Continue reading

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Peas, perfect peas

Move over Capability Brown, you have to share your year of fame with peas!  It has probably slipped your notice (as I confess it did mine) but the United Nations has declared 2016 to be the ‘International Year of Pulses’ (IYP) , … Continue reading

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Carters Tested Seeds.

In a recent post we saw Carters establish themselves as the premier seed company in Britain and then one of the leading seed brands globally. This prominence continued throughout the first half of the 20thc, but then things started to go … Continue reading

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Sir Nathaniel Bacon, his kitchen garden and his cookmaid

  The Latin epitaph on this marble funerary monument translates as “Look Traveller, this is the monument of Nathaniel Bacon, A Knight of the Bath, whom, when experience and observation had made him most knowledgeable in the history of plants, … Continue reading

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Robert Gauen & his ingenious horticultural inventions No.1

And here’s a picture starter for 10?   What on earth is this contraption for?  If you’re a regular reader of this blog then think back a few weeks…and there is another clue below. The object, whatever it is, was invented … Continue reading

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