as I sat down to read the book — with its beautiful photographs of vegetables and gardens that included flowers for bouquets, and ways to prepare the soil — I realized it had a British publisher and the allotments being talked about were garden spaces away from the house.When talking to Americans, conveying the idea of allotments needs something like the phrase "vegetable gardens elsewhere in the town" or "the town's vegetable-growing gardens".
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
8) Newcastle-under-Lyme - 1.74%Interesting. Though I'd guess a chunk of that could be due to the NHS recruiting more young nurses for the University Hospital, and expansion at Keele. I doubt it's about hipsters downshifting from Stoke Newington to the edge of Stoke.
Friday, 17 January 2020
Thursday, 2 January 2020
Friday, 13 December 2019
"Applications will be live again on 6th January 2020 for saplings to be delivered in November 2020, so keep your eyes peeled and get in quick."
Monday, 9 December 2019
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
I thought it might be 'fake news' and on investigation I find it's a little more complex than that, though not by much. Civil servants have blocked the good intentions of the Environment Minister who had wanted a ban. But effectively, it seems that Poodle Pie is now legal on the menu — just as long as Fluffy is slaughtered on the premises and the meat isn't transported in a vehicle.
When the Climate Police come to take away your Fluffy and Tiddles, make sure to prod your pies and pasties with extra care a few weeks later.
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Before and after:
Now, if only they can do something about the traffic...
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Oh well... it'll make for some happy hedgehogs next spring, at least, when they wake from hibernation to find the badgers gone.