Tag Archives: Welsh onion

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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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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The garden recovering from a setback

As time passes I am becoming more convinced that the (Telford) garden is becoming increasingly fertile and also more resilient and able to recover from setbacks.  Recently we had to have the fence renewed down one side of the garden … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield (2)

If my garden is not resilient it is nothing; and as the summer moves on this is becoming ever more apparent.  The garden may be small, but for the area it occupies it is productive and I hope to improve … 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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Wonderful Welsh onions

I harvested two Welsh onions this afternoon.  They were approximately 95 cm tall at the highest point and yielded 200g of green leaf  and 125g of stem.  I use the leaves raw in salad, or if they are a bit tough they can be lightly … 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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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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Signs of new life in the veggie patch after December’s icy grip

After what the weather folk say is the harshest December since records began a hundred years ago it is no surprise that some of my prized plants are dead.  I have begun the plans to counter the damage with fresh … Continue reading

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