Jon’s Monthly Gardening Tips: May

By Jon Gunson of TTL. To understand our changing climate, we need to examine records of earlier variations. Some of these – dendrochronology, or the Greenland ice-cores – can be wonderfully precise. Others, like the journals of eighteenth-century...

Grow your own food: Apples

I seem to spend half my time at work repatriating rather confused bush crickets. That will be late summer, then. The apples are ripening on the trees, and it is time to decide what to do with them. Take them to Octoberfeast to be pressed for juice, or leave them as...

Grow your own food: November

A few hundred years back, some quite serious wars were fought for control of the spice trade. At this time of year, one can see why. The crops available during an English winter are pretty bland, aren’t they? And quite a lot of them taste of cabbage, which is...