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January 30, 2019

Long time no see. We have been busy planning a lot of new projects here at think outside.... Didn't notice that it has been so long since the last blog.

Well, over the 12 days of Festive Season I have been thinking about how connected we are: to ourselves, to others and...

September 30, 2018

I finally managed to finish "The life of a leaf" by Steven Vogel. An amazing book for anyone persistent enough to go through it. This book does answer some of our questions about the natural world and opens even more puzzles to be solved.

I love the summary in Chapter 1...

August 23, 2018

We inherited a pot with camellia some years ago and it wasn't doing very well...

...so this year we took the plant out altogether and replaced the old compost with this one:

...and a 'miracle' happened as promised on the bag (ha, ha)... 

We also fed the plant wi...

August 16, 2018

Despite a difficult start - bad weather and slug attacks - we managed to grow 3 beautiful sunflowers! This just shows that persistence pays off...

April 22, 2018

Well, well, well, I tried growing big sunflowers from seed twice so far - once last year and once this year. My seedlings seem to be very popular with some inhabitants of our garden and never go past 2cm (never mind 2m!) mark...

We are now on our 3rd go - all...

February 26, 2018

We at think outside are pleased to launch our account on Twitter; keep up to date with our projects and the conference here

January 29, 2018

My very good friend David lent me a book last week. It looked like a light read at first... 

It occurs that it is a fully scientific analysis of a world inside and around plants. Steven Vogel explains how plants absorb light and get CO2 or how they cope with c...

November 24, 2017

You might think that gardens fall asleep for winter. Well, if you are brave enough to explore winter gardens at night, you might be discover that there is still a lot going on - seen on infrared camera if you happen to own one yourself...

If, however, you don't want to...

October 22, 2017

A very colourful reward for looking after school garden over the summer break. Amazing results - all harvested by Michelle and Kathleen. Well done, girls!

A little help to recognise 'home grown' veggies and fruit of various non-standard shapes and sizes below:

runne...

September 15, 2017

Growing up in Poland, I have never seen a sweet chestnut tree - we had a number of conker trees, but I had to come to London to discover a sweet chestnut tree!

Two chestnuts: one is toxic and the other edible, one has a very (very, very!) spiky outside and the othe...

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