16/05: Seed delivery in a week, pond plants 1-2 weeks, other plugs 2-3 weeks. Now accepting orders for fruit and apple trees for delivery from November 2021. £50 minimum order.

Shepton Mallet

I spent most of the weekend in a tent with some engaging livestock and some engaging characters at a local food festival. Thanks to the Tyrells crisps lady and the organic coffee stand next door for keeping me going. Anyway, a couple of plugs for the folk there... I ended up selling Charles "no-dig" Dowding's salad rather unsuccessfully (sorry Charles), so I thought I ought to promote his website. I enjoyed meeting Angela Morley, local garden designer and fellow beekeeper, and Tim from Daylesford, promoting their organic farm school courses. Tim, do include a scything course in your programme; it's good for the scythers and good for the hedgehogs! I must visit the site and see the wetland project. Oh, and Jessie was there from the Global Bee Project, a new charity promoting awareness of all types of bee.