Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

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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Progress towards new planting areas……..

Last weekend Pat and I were in the garden extending the growing area.  She was removing lawn and I was using the removed turf, plus other organic materials to make new beds. It was absolutely fantastic being out in the … Continue reading

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Within the problem lies the solution

One of the principles of permaculture is “the problem is the solution”. One problem The raw material of my garden is clay with a lot of stones and small rocks.   If I want to plant even the smallest thing … Continue reading

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St David’s Day and making a start on the new plans for the garden

The Borderland Garden is exactly that – a garden on the borders between Wales and England.  It is a very wobbly, wavy border, hard to spot on the  map and even harder to interpret on the ground sometimes as only … Continue reading

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The year’s work and produce in the Borderland Garden 2014

I am pleased with the results from the Borderland Garden for last year.  Before I began to add up my figures I anticipated more time spent and less produce than there was.  In a perennial vegetable garden the harvests tend … Continue reading

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….. and the beginning of a new challenge

Over the years of experimenting with perennial vegetables I have been buying and also saving a lot of seeds.  Of course I have planted a lot too, but I seem to have ended up with an amazing quantity.  As we … Continue reading

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