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Seen on holiday …..

Just a mention of a few things I noticed whilst having a short camping break this weekend. Firstly, I know it must take a lot of effort to keep camping grounds in order and many sites work hard to landscape with trees, … 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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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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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield

This is turning out to be a very wet summer so far.  Of course this is not unusual for the UK, British weather is notoriously variable.  It is therefore equally certain that the performance of different crops will vary from … Continue reading

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True spring onions

We all know what spring onions are – right?  These days they come year round in the shops and if you grow them in the garden they are probably ready to eat in the summer rather than spring.  For me … Continue reading

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Oca in a pot and in shade

Oca growing in a pot with some lathyrus tuberosus (earth nut pea) looked lovely during the summer and produced 401 g of tubers for a single plant.  What’s more they were packed into the pot like sardines and were all a good … Continue reading

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We have had an unusually dry summer

This is the driest summer in these parts (Shropshire) for years and for the first time I have had to resort to watering the polyculture patches.  Since I began growing perennial veggies they have only been watered to help young plants establish, after … Continue reading

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Potted polycultures (1)

Maybe my interest in polycultures is veering towards an obsession; or perhaps it veered a while ago.  My actual garden space is limited so some plants that cannot be accommodated in the main polyculture patches have found homes in potted polycultures.  … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy…………

I have been busy toiling away this morning in the hot sun.  Not an ideal time to plant things, but there were so many young plants in pots that needed to be planted out, particularly now it is getting hot.  They dry out … Continue reading

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