Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

the garden going it alone …..

It has been a while since I posted regular updates on this blog –  I have been poorly for some months, but am on the mend now.  It has also meant that I have not been able to spend much … Continue reading

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Gold Medal for Permaculture Working with Nature Garden

I have just had the most amazing week! After months of planning, preparation, growing, nurturing, fretting and yet more planning a group of permaculture gardeners from Shropshire (UK) presented a permaculture show garden at the prestigious Shrewsbury Flower Show.  The … Continue reading

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Our Permaculture Garden Wins a Gold Medal at Shrewsbury Flower Show

There will be more to come on this another day, just to say that I have had the privilege of being part of a team of permaculture gardeners from Shropshire (UK) who entered a show garden in Shrewsbury Flower Show … Continue reading

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Permaculture Magazine

This is a short post not directly related to vegetables or gardens, in praise of Permaculture Magazine and the team behind that publication.  At the moment they are pulling out all the stops to bring the magazine, and thereby permaculture … Continue reading

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Trusting Nature

It is not always very easy to think of a title for posts that sum them up in a few words, particularly before they are written and are just some words and concepts circulating in my head, however I think … Continue reading

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The New Kitchen Garden by Mark Diacono

The New Kitchen Garden – how to grow some of what you eat no matter where you live – by Mark Diacono was published last month by Saltyard Books.  It is a lovely book which speaks of a “quiet revolution” … Continue reading

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Fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers – polycultures anew

I have been having such a lot of fun the last two weekends planting in the newly prepared areas.  First to go in were the trees.  I wanted to get additional fruit in the garden and chose seven fruit trees … Continue reading

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