Tag Archives: Oca

Summer in the garden

After my post a few weeks ago about a lack of bees, there are more about in both gardens than there were.  The Borderland garden is now absolutely buzzing with both bees and other insects.  The Telford garden has less, but … Continue reading

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Plans and Priorities for 2014

My general aims for both gardens this year are: To increase the amount of produce from the perennial vegetables already under cultivation – essentially by having more plants. To extend the area under cultivation – in the Borderland garden. To … 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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What is the potential contribution of permaculture to feeding ourselves?

This post is written in response to a post on the Transition Social Reporters blog entitled “The trouble with permaculture”. The post overall is appreciative of permaculture and what it has achieved whilst raising the following issues that I have … 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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Comparing microclimates

I have two gardens in very different locations and they are not behaving as I had expected in respect of responses to the oncoming winter.  The first is a suburban garden and is about 500 feet above sea level.  The second … Continue reading

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Autumn Tidy Up

This weekend I have had an opportunity to get out into the Telford garden enjoying the golden autumn sunshine and doing some tidying up.  I have not had much time to spend in this garden over the summer and until … Continue reading

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Ad hoc polycultures

If you have read this blog before you will know that this year I have started a new garden this year, up in the hills on the border between Wales and England.  The general plan is along the lines of … Continue reading

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Difficulties, problems and mistakes….

This post is dedicated to everyone who suffers from difficulties, problems and making mistakes ie everyone.  I received an email today from someone who has been contending with things going wrong / difficulties that need addressing to prevent problems and … Continue reading

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