Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

Author of Edible Perennial Gardening and avid researcher into edible perennials and associated useful plants.

Moving on

It has been a lovely autumn day to spend out in the garden.  A bit windy perhaps but sunny and much warmer that I might have expected.  I spent the time tidying up mainly –  cutting back lots of growth from some … Continue reading

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Ground breaking parsnips

Parsnips are not usually thought of as ground breaking vegetables in any sense of the word; but these may be. I scattered a few parsnip seeds, with flowers and herbs in a bed (above) and this monster (below) is one of … Continue reading

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Catalysis – my new blog

I have started a new blog called ‘catalysis’ which is about looking positively towards the future and can be found here.

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With kindness and care

We are at the end of summer, heading in to autumn and it feels a bit in-between-ish in the garden today.  Too early to harvest my perennial root vegetables, too soon to do much tidying up (not that I ever … Continue reading

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This year’s batch of blackberry chilli syrup

The blackberry chilli syrup I made last October was so good – mellow and fruity with a bit of a kick – that I just had to make another batch for the forthcoming year.   We have been using it … Continue reading

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September reflections

I asked my partner what she liked best about the garden.  Her reply – she likes the “general unpredictability” of it – how there is often a harvest of the unexpected arriving in the kitchen.  She also likes the way … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Flower Show 2014

Shrewsbury Flower Show took place on 8 and 9 August.  I had the privilege of being invited to be part of a new venture – the “Our Futures” marquee.  Most of the show consists of very traditional things –  floral displays, vegetable … Continue reading

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