The story of David Austen Roses

David Austen roses  have many petals ,often referred to as the “cabbage” appearance which may seem less friendly to pollinators. In fact as the rose flower matures, the petals open up revealing the stamens  and stigma.

Radicchio with Gorgonzola: Franca’s pasta sauce

We have a fine crop of Treviso radicchio now ready for eating in the garden, and we will get to enjoy them all winter. Some people like to mix tender radicchio leaves with things like lambs lettuce to their salad in the spring and summer. In autumn and winter however, I love the vegetable lightly…