Category Archives: perennial greens

Recent plantings and changes in the Borderland garden

I have made some changes in the Borderland garden over the past two weeks.  The vegetable patch begun last year (for a polyculture of perennial vegetables) has been moved and fruit trees planted.  The vegetable patch was in the way … Continue reading

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Evaluating 2013 in the Telford garden

Our house in Telford went up for sale in the late spring of 2013.  As yet it has not sold but the year began with the clear possibility in mind that we may not see the growing season out in … Continue reading

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Delights in the Mid Winter Garden

I would contend that a garden of edible perennials must be one of the few to yield delights in the cold and often bleak mid winter months.  I have left a number of root vegetables in the ground over the … Continue reading

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List of Perennial Vegetable Suppliers 2014

The most popular links on my blog are easily those to seed companies that sell perennial vegetables.  Last year I did a spreadsheet to cover all the main perennials and who supplies them and supplied it to a few people … Continue reading

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Evaluating 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 in the Borderland Garden

2013 gave me an wonderful opportunity to start a new garden in the Welsh / English borders.  There are already a series of posts about this venture, and there are links below to some of these.  At the start of … Continue reading

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“Building” and planting the new garden

The new garden in the hills is coming along nicely.  As described on 14 April 2013 I used what was at hand initially to begin the new veggie patches and I have continued to do this to make fertilise and … Continue reading

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The garden is bursting with life!

Just a quick post to say that after the ravages of the bad winter, freezing spring and the garden being battered by the erection of new fencing – it now looks wonderful and absolutely bursting with growth. Hidden in the … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Hedgetable Patch”

I am currently transferring veggies from the Telford garden to the new garden and trying to find new homes for them has meant pushing the boundaries – literally – as I am using the hedge bank that borders the garden to … Continue reading

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My book – Edible Perennial Gardening!

I have been researching and growing perennial veggies since 2005 and blogging about how I do this for a couple of years.  My aim has always been to be able to find out as much as I could and then … Continue reading

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Bittercress is not bitter

What are the properties of wild plants or “weeds” that make them so unwelcome in many gardens?  They can be any or all of the following: Persistent Hardy and resistant, able to out compete the plants you want to have … Continue reading

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