Hotbeds and Hotbins

In 1999, the year the total eclipse of the sun was visible from Cornwall, Tim and I took our then small children to see it. They were awed by the experience. That same holiday we also visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan to see a fantastic collection of plants in 200 acres. Far from being... View full article →

No Dig Organic Heaven

I have been a no dig vegetable grower for over ten years. A kind friend of ours gave us some recycled railway sleepers that had lined a slurry pit on a local farm. We used them to create a hexagonal pattern of six triangular raised beds with a further two triangles to the side with... View full article →

The Consciousness of the Wild

Years ago, before Tim and I were about to become parents, we planned our ‘last’ wilderness adventure. In the days before questioning the carbon spent on air travel, we flew to San Diego and took a 90-foot fishing boat down the coast, amongst the Pacific swell, to Baja California and into the St Ignacio Lagoon... View full article →