Tombstone for a Gardener: Remembering Edward Ward of Troston Hall

Troston Hall

“In a secluded, unpretending graveyard, there is an epitaph to Edward Ward, aged 92, who died in 1804, who, it appears, was gardener at Troston Hall for upwards of seventy years…” September 5, 1882 On this day, The Ipswich Journal, out of Suffolk, England, included this little snippet in an article reviewing some of the…

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September 5, 2019 Growing Cucumbers, Michel Sarrazin, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Asa Gray, Charles Darwin, Katherine Warington, Andrew Marvell, Tussie-Mussies by Geraldine Laufer, the Case for Coleus, and the Suffolk Tombstone of gardener Edward Ward

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If you have struggled to grow tomatoes successfully, maybe it’s time to give cucumbers a try. They are much easier to grow than tomatoes. Just add some organic matter to the soil and mulch around the base of the plant. Cucumbers benefit from support, so install a trellis for the vines to climb. That’s it.…

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