In search of garden grasses

In search of garden grasses

Last week I went on a truly amazing High Summer Garden Tour to West Sussex, designed and delivered by garden lover and specialist Sarah Raven and her colleague Melanie… First stop was the Sussex Prairie Garden at Henfield – Paul and Pauline McBride’s eight-acre plot...
Groundswell hosts first ever Grass-Fed day

Groundswell hosts first ever Grass-Fed day

Groundswell is an innovative, farmer-led annual event that showcases farming practices that promote soil health, for example by not ploughing and the introduction of mob-grazed cattle. Hundreds of farmers attended the inaugural ‘No Till’ Groundswell day, organised by...
Wildflowers welcome!

Wildflowers welcome!

I just happened to be in Herefordshire the weekend garden writer Dr Noel Kingsbury and Jo Elliot opened their garden and grass meadows for the National Garden Scheme, and what an unexpected delight it was! The garden explores the borders between the wild and the...
Free-range dairy is causing a stir!

Free-range dairy is causing a stir!

With Pasture Promise milk now selling in 109 Asda stores and Waitrose milk being promoted heavily in their weekly newspaper – it looks like consumers are starting to care how cows spend their days. With Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty shouting their cause, it is no...
A week in my working life…

A week in my working life…

A couple of weeks ago I headed off from Cambridge on Monday morning and travelled to the far South West, making it back home on Friday. During the week I visited three fantastic farmers and attended a conference, where the discussions were all about grass! My first...
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