The joy of sunflowers

Walking through Hebden Bridge this late summer’s afternoon, I am amazed at the vibrancy and sizes of the sunflowers, protruding from the wildflower beds which glisten along the edges of the park like glittering confections of multicoloured candy, writes horticulturalist, author and poet Simon Zonenblick.

River Calder at Copley by Kelly Mundy

The importance of ‘teazle’

If you wander the riverbanks of the valley at this time of year, you won’t go far before stumbling across Dipsacus fullonum - known as teazle, writes horticulturalist and gardener Simon Zonenblick (pictured) in the first of a number of occasional articles for Go.

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