On Race and Roots, and How The Soil Taught Me I Belong
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About a month ago, the Rough Trade pamphlet that I wrote with my partner Sam Ayre - Horticultural Appropriation - started arriving on people’s…
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I started to hear birdsong again this week. Maybe it was there all along, but I swear I’ve not heard it these last few months. It’s been far from silent…
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I remember the moment when I realised how powerful language could be. I was in secondary school and the teacher was explaining pejoration to the class…
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Since I found my way to a love of plants, I’ve felt drawn to anywhere I can be in the presence of horticulture in all its forms. Despite a quiet…
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It’s the longest day of what feels like the longest month in the longest year of my life. The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the sun and marvel…
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We watched long-tailed tits skip from branch to branch of a holly bush. We paused with held breath, unsure whether they were yet to sense our presence…
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There’s a tree in our back garden that was naked when we got here. It grows out of the gravel, bows low and stretches across the path. On the rare days…
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What A Time To Have A Garden