The Oldest Living Things

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, who for the last 10 years has been working on an astonishing project to document and photograph the oldest living things in the world. To be included in this project Sussman has set the criteria that the organism, (with the exception of one coral all are plants)…

What a great idea!

This week I have been judging the gardens that have entered for the Hedon in Bloom competition. I particularly liked the ideas that have been used to create this interesting wall. Rope edging, often used to edge borders and stop gravel and other loose path materials from mixing with the border soil has been laid…

I hope he has lots of cheese…

There I was catching up on what friends were up to on Facebook and suddenly I came across this story… That is quite a cauliflower, I mean all credit to Peter but he must have a big pan to cook it in, and a lot of cheese to make the gallons of sauce he will…

Janet Morton strikes again…

I may have mentioned at talks, and on the radio (The Great Outdoors, BBC Radio Humberside 8.00 – 10.00 on a Sunday Morning) that to save money I tend to make use of any water left over when I boil the kettle by popping it in a vacuum flask to make coffee start the washing…

The longest one was 36 foot!

Well the clearance work is well under way at Stewart Towers, the lawn weed which reported in my earlier post has been felled and with a few enjoyable winters day bonfires has been disposed of, the shed has had new roof timbers and has been re-felted. Todays job has been to begin the clearing of…

I just had to tell you about this…

For a long time I have ben following the development of a camp stove, by biolite. This is a wonderful stove, it is powered by pinecones, and has a steak cooking attachment which directs the heat of the flames, (which are intensified with a fan) under the steak, thus cooking and smoking it at the…