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Recently in Emma's blog:

Mintylicious (13 days ago)

A microscope shows a different side of an everyday plant

In which I become a library nerd

Daisy trick (16 days ago)

A close-up of daisy flowers sheds light on a pollination strategy

Jordans' wildlife-friendly show garden is good to eat

Your chance to direct my research into plants in space

A new Channel 4 tv show is seeking busy kitchens filled with laughter

The heartwarming story of a town that's trying to change its stars - by growing food

Grow! Harvest! Eat! (27 days ago)

Pondering what I want from the garden that may be mine

Bees in space (5 days ago)

It's time to read the next chapter in our choose your own blog adventure!

Free cress seeds, and a cress head competition, from Chiltern Seeds

What do you do in your garden in the summer?

A close-up view of gum arabic, a useful plant produce

A special recording on plants in Antarctica, part of my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs

A special recording on unusual salads, part of my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs

I'm kicking off my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs with a special edition of the podcast

Is it a tomato? Is it a potato? No, it's a Tom Tato.

Curling up with a good book while the wind howls

AKG133 - John Innes (292 days ago)

Why are compost bags labelled wth 'John Innes'?

If I win cheese, I'll record a new episode of the show!

Celebrating the launch of Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs with a look at the history of plants in outer space
Carl Legge interviews me about Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs, unusual edible plants and plant hunters

Save up to £6.90 today, with free shipping from Thompson & Morgan

Save 10% on crop protection cages at Harrod Horticultural

A WoodBlocX discount for the weekend

Save 10% on turf (21 days ago)

Turf discounts from Rolawn Direct

The summer seed sale is on at

Save 10% on arches and pergolas from Harrod Horticultural

Order from Chiltern Seeds this week and get a free packet of field poppy seeds

Free P&P on orders from Sarah Raven this week

Save 10% on wooden raised beds from Harrod Horticultural

Save 30% on selected salad seeds

The latest Interflora discount is offering a 15% discount this weekend

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