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Serpentine Detached 2020 - 100 posts
Succulents for the Fringe Secret Garden
The succulents we propagated at the beginning of April have already provided a delivery to the Transition Buxton ...
The angelica has turned from flower heads to seed heads. We collect seeds by running a hand through ...
Heritage update: Lettuce Bloody Warrior
Last year’s Bloody Warrior plants have overwintered well at Serpentine and are now starting to flower. The small ...
We called in briefly to SCG today for the first time in nearly four months. We were amazed ...
Gourds - ready to be craft items
Last year’s ornamental gourds have now completely dried and some of them rattle when they are shaken as ...
Great British Pea Week
Saturday’s post was well timed as today is the start of Great British Pea Week. The pea harvest ...
Heritage update : Peas
The tall peas have continued to grow well and Magnum Bonum in the centre of the frame has ...
An early wild harvest
Cordials and wine are among the first “products” from early harvests. The elderflowers are just ready so we ...
There's something in the air.....
…. of our conservatory. The Corpse/Carrion flower (Stapelia) has started to produce blooms and to share its rather ...
Contributing to a Plant Swap
In blogs back in March and April, we showed how we were propagating some of our succulents. They ...
Our sweet peas are coming in to flower so it seems a good time to revisit the information ...
Heritage update: Dwarf French Beans
The dwarf french beans are now well-established and benefited from the protection from the recent winds. It’s a ...
The past through the eyes of today
Recent events reminded me of a quote from L.P. Hartley (author of “The Go-Between”): “The past is a foreign country; ...
Heritage Update: Peas
All the six varieties of tall peas are growing well and the three here are about halfway towards ...
John Evelyn (born 1620) is best known as a diarist. but he was more than that. He coined ...
Heritage update: Achocha
We were sent seeds for Achocha Fat Baby this year and having started them off inside, they are ...
The angelica in our plot is grown from seed from the Serpentine plants and is now looking very ...
Heritage report - Lettuce
The Heritage lettuce we grow is called “Bloody Warrior”, the name being derived from the flecks of red ...
A Future Fast Approaches?
In our post of April 7th on the No Parking Whitebeam, we referenced “Edgelands”, a fascinating book by Paul Farley ...
Heritage French Beans
We are growing eight varieties of Heritage french beans, six dwarf and two climbing. These are the dwarf ...
Heritage seeds - weekly update 16th May
We will be providing regular reports on the progress of the Heritage seeds we are growing in our ...
Our 50th Post
This is the 50th post we have added to this blog, hence the celebratory image. As well as ...
The Seasons they go Round and Round
“There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty Before the last revolving year is through. And the seasons they ...
Succulents - an update
In previous blogs (24/3, 9/4) we covered propagating various succulents and promised to come back to doing the ...
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