Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fluffy soil

I may have mentioned before, but I am relaxed about allowing dandelions in the garden.  Lots of reasons – they accumulate minerals and leaves can be pulled off and used as a mulch, birds such as bullfinches love the seed heads and … Continue reading

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Fertility

Spring progresses with a green tide surging through the garden.  Every year I am amazed at how fast the dark emptiness of the winter months is engulfed by exuberant growth through April and May. Building fertility is intrinsic to permaculture gardening.  I use lots of … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the garden

Wildlife in the garden is wonderful, whatever size and shape it comes in.  Today’s sightings include: A frog in the pond sploshing in when I approached. A daddy blackbird with a slug in his beak; he ate that and followed it … Continue reading

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Things are going well ….

There’s nothing like the feeling of holding fresh picked garden produce and looking forward to not too far off moment when you can taste it.  The other day I gathered a bunch of mixed greens comprising wild rocket, chives, Welsh onions, land … Continue reading

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Growing polycultures

I grow in polycultures – which is essentially just mixing things up a bit.  I use plants that introduce additional functions into the veggie patch – to accumulate minerals, fix nitrogen, attract insect life, confuse pests and to cover the … Continue reading

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