April 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Edible Chickweed?

I had a few conversations last week with people surprised to find out that chickweed is edible. Familiar to gardeners as a ubiquitous weed, up at Kilburn tube station where Transition Kensal to Kilburn has mini-allotment, our beds are full of them.

Michael Stuart, who is our resident urban foraging expert at the tube garden (he knows more than many people I know, anyway) told me a while ago that it's edible. Since then, we started referring to our weeding of chickweed as "harvesting",…

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Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 9, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Habitat panels

Hello again... I promised to post some pictures of the habitat panel I made recently. Firstly a picture of what inspired me - a very simple, colourful panel I saw recently at the Ecobuild exhibition at the Excel centre.

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Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 2, 2013 at 23:21 — No Comments

Moss (or 101 Ways to Procrastinate while in the Garden)

I know Spring is a bad time for my long forgotten winter blogpost and pics. But I'll be brief.

\uap>If there's one type of plant (Angiosperms vs Bryophytes? I'll leave someone better informed to fight it out) that looks amazing in the depths of winter, it's moss. I know very little about them, but I love them at this time of year. They seem so vibrant and bursting with life at a time when everything else has gone a bit quiet and underground. So I have a bit of respect for them. For… Continue

Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 2, 2013 at 19:08 — 1 Comment

Sloe & apple jam

I'm usually more of a traditional female crafter & grafter, although it's mostly my food based skills that have seen a bit more action recently.

This was firstly in the form of some sloe & apple jam - both frozen after last autumn's harvest due to lack of time. Gorgeous colour, as expected, and similar to damson jam. I couldn't wait to taste it. But it had a strange dry, slightly grainy texture like smooth peanut butter, created or activated by…

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Added by Sanchia Dunn on April 2, 2013 at 18:02 — No Comments

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