Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday 24th September - The Guardian

A big thank you to Minky for pointing out that Allotment 21 was listed in the Guardian Green Pages yesterday. On receiving the email post pub last night, I could have either:
1. Reflected that there are some much better blogs than this (take a look at the links on the right) and there are undoubtedly a lot of much better allotments (again - click on the links).
2. Copied and emailed the article to everyone I know while informing Spouse that he is married to a Green Gardening Guru.

Can I have a badge as well?


Gordon M said...

Congratulations on your well deserved fame.

Interested in your comments yesterday, via Culpepper, on 'windy' fennel. David Douglas, botanist & plant collector extraordinaire, commented on aspects of the native American diet on the Pacific Northwest coast as follows, May 1st, 1825:

"Phalangium quamash roots [a bulb commonly known as Camass] form a great part of the native's food. When eaten in a large quantity they occasion bowel complaints. .... assuredly they produce flatulence; when in the Indian hut I was almost blown out by strength of wind".

I followed Douglas' journeys in the USA a few years ago and, barely 20 miles upstream from Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River, where Douglas was based, remains the town of Camas. I didn't enquire about the state of their bowels.

joy bird said...

Hi, well done!
Your blog is different to others. Its short but punchy, full of interesting bits of info but above all amusing. I like the pictures, the slide show and the way you do your links. (I keep asking hubby to show me how to do it) If I want to be cheered up, I always take a look at your blog, I particularly like the bits about your sister!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog....very informative.