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, leading to flooding. If every building had a green roof - be it an office block or garden bin store - much of this water would be absorbed before it even hit the ground.My shed has a tiny, steep roof, so we needed to make sure any soil that was added
off in summer.
Chives, which refuse to grow in my shady garden; I miss them in potato salads.
Borlotti beans, for drying and storing in jars, then adding to winter stews. Butternut squash and several varieties of pumpkin, for hearty autumn soups
available (especially with dwindling numbers of hedgerows), while shorter days and longer nights decrease foraging opportunities. On top of that, small birds use an enormous amount of energy just keeping warm during cold nights. They can't store fat like
, there will be someone there to advise you on pollination partners.Consider when you would like your apples: some varieties fruit in September, while others don’t mature until November. Generally the earlier the fruit, the less well it stores, so if you want fruit
bedding every year.It's not the plants themselves I object to (although some DIY-store favourites are downright horrible and wouldn't be seen dead in my garden thank-you-very-much). Many bedding plants are mass-produced, grown in peat, potted